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northeast

  
  (Nautical)  
      n  
1    the point of the compass or direction midway between north and east, 45° clockwise from north  
2    often cap; usually preceded by: the   any area lying in or towards this direction  
      adj     (also)   
  northeastern  
3    sometimes cap   of or denoting the northeastern part of a specified country, area, etc.  
northeast Lincolnshire     
4    situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the northeast  
5    (esp. of the wind) from the northeast  
      adv  
6    in, to, towards, or (esp. of the wind) from the northeast,   (Symbol)    NE  
  northeasternmost      adj  


east-northeast  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between northeast and east, 67° 30<minute> clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    ENE  
Northeast  
      n   usually preceded by: the   the northeastern part of England, esp. Northumberland, Durham, and the Tyneside area  
northeast by east  
      n  
1    one point on the compass east of northeast, 56° 15<minute> clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
northeast by north  
      n  
1    one point on the compass north of northeast, 33° 45<minute> clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction  
Northeast Passage  
      n   a shipping route along the Arctic coasts of Europe and Asia, between the Atlantic and Pacific: first navigated by Nordenskjöld (1878--79)  
north-northeast  
      n  
1    the point on the compass or the direction midway between north and northeast, 22° 30<minute> clockwise from north  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in, from, or towards this direction,   (Symbol)    NNE  
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