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northeast

noun [U] uk   /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/ us    /ˌnɔːrθ-/ (written abbreviation NE)
B1 the direction that is between north and east: We live in the northeast of Spain.Parts of countries the Northeast the area in the northeast of England, the US, or another country: Newcastle is one of the largest cities in the Northeast.Points of the compassDirection of motion

northeast

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌnɔːθˈiːst/ us    /ˌnɔːrθ-/
B1 in or towards the northeast: Go northeast for about five miles. The town is/lies roughly northeast of here. the northeast corner of the fieldPoints of the compassDirection of motion northeast wind a wind that comes from the northeastWind and windsStormy weather
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