1. [ noun ] (geography) the northeastern region of the United States
Synonyms: northeastern_united_states
Related terms: geographical_area East
2. [ adjective ] situated in or oriented toward the northeast
Synonyms: northeasterly northeastern

"the northeasterly part of the island"

Related terms: north
3. [ noun ] the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
Synonyms: NE nor'-east
Related terms: compass_point
4. [ adverb ] to, toward, or in the northeast
Synonyms: north-east nor'-east
5. [ adjective ] coming from the northeast
Synonyms: northeasterly

"northeasterly winds"

Related terms: north
Similar spelling:   northeaster