north-east , northeast
1 n-uncount The north-east is the direction which is halfway between north and east.
also the N
The land to the north-east fell away into meadows.
2 n-sing The north-east of a place, country, or region is the part which is in the north-east.
the N, oft N of n
The north-east, with 60 million people, is the most densely populated part of the United States..., They're all from Newcastle in the North East of England.
3 adv If you go north-east, you travel towards the north-east.
ADV after v
The streets were jammed with slow moving traffic, army convoys moving north-east.
4 adv Something that is north-east of a place is positioned to the north-east of it.
ADV of n
This latest attack was at Careysburg, twenty miles north-east of the capital, Monrovia.
5 adj The north-east edge, corner, or part of a place is the part which is towards the north-east.
...Waltham Abbey on the north-east outskirts of London.
6 adj A north-east wind is a wind that blows from the north-east.
By 9.15 a bitter north-east wind was blowing.
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