northeast Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"northeast" in British English

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northeastnoun [U]

uk   /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/  us   /ˌnɔːrθ-/ (written abbreviation NE)
B1 the ​direction that is between ​north and ​east: We ​live in the northeast of Spain.the Northeast the ​area in the northeast of ​England, the US, or another ​country: Newcastle is one of the ​largestcities in the Northeast.
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northeastadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/  us   /ˌnɔːrθ-/
B1 in or towards the northeast: Go northeast for about five ​miles. The ​town is/​liesroughly northeast of here. the northeast ​corner of the ​fieldnortheast wind a ​wind that comes from the northeast
(Definition of northeast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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northeastnoun [U]

 us   /ˌnɔrθˈist/ (abbreviation N.E.)
the ​direction between ​north and ​east, or the ​part of an ​area or ​country which is in this ​direction: A ​snowstormbrought an ​inch of ​snow to the northeast.
northeast
adjective, adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈist/ (abbreviation N.E.)
Betsy ​lives in the northeast ​corner of Vermont.
northeastern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɔrθˈi·stərn/ (abbreviation N.E.)
northeastern Arizona
(Definition of northeast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “northeast”
in Arabic شَمال شَرْق…
in Korean 북동쪽…
in Portuguese nordeste…
in Catalan nord-est…
in Japanese 北東(に)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东北向,东北方…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東北向,東北方…
in Italian nord-est…
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