|1.||[ noun ] (geography) the northeastern region of the United States|
|Related terms:||geographical_area East|
|2.||[ adjective ] situated in or oriented toward the northeast|
"the northeasterly part of the island"
|3.||[ noun ] the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees|
|4.||[ adverb ] to, toward, or in the northeast|
|5.||[ adjective ] coming from the northeast|