Meaning of NORTH-EAST in English
■ noun (usu. the ~ )
1》 the point of the horizon midway between north and east.
2》 the ~ern part of a country, region, or town.
1》 lying towards, near, or facing the ~.
2》 (of a wind) from the ~.
■ adverb to or towards the ~.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004