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, 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.  
ADJ n   (=north-eastern)  
...Waltham Abbey on the north-east outskirts of London.     
6       adj   A north-east wind is a wind that blows from the north-east.  
ADJ n  
By 9.15 a bitter north-east wind was blowing.     
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