Meaning of NORTH-EAST in English

NORTH-EAST

also northeast

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The ~ is the direction which is halfway between north and east.

The land to the ~ fell away into meadows.

N-UNCOUNT: also the N

2.

The ~ of a place, country, or region is the part which is in the ~.

The ~, 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.

N-SING: the N, oft N of n

3.

If you go ~, you travel towards the ~.

The streets were jammed with slow moving traffic, army convoys moving ~.

ADV: ADV after v

4.

Something that is ~ of a place is positioned to the ~ of it.

This latest attack was at Careysburg, twenty miles ~ of the capital, Monrovia.

ADV: ADV of n

5.

The ~ edge, corner, or part of a place is the part which is towards the ~.

...Waltham Abbey on the ~ outskirts of London.

= ~ern

ADJ: ADJ n

6.

A ~ wind is a wind that blows from the ~.

By 9.15 a bitter ~ wind was blowing.

ADJ: ADJ n

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