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 (nôrth-ē′stər-lē, nôr-ē′-)
1. Situated toward the northeast.
2. Coming or being from the northeast.

north·east′er·ly adv.


(ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ; ˌnɔːrˈiːstəlɪ)
adj, adv
(Physical Geography) in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind or storm from the northeast


(ˌnɔrθˈi stər li; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adj., adv.
toward or from the northeast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.northeasterly - coming from the northeast; "northeasterly winds"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
2.northeasterly - situated in or oriented toward the northeast; "the northeasterly part of the island"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"


A. ADJ [wind] → del nor(d)este
we were headed in a northeasterly directioníbamos rumbo al nor(d)este or en dirección nor(d)este
B. Nviento m del nor(d)este


[ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ] adj (wind) → che viene dal nordest; (direction) → verso nordest
References in classic literature ?
From where I stood I counted no less than a dozen streams winding down from among the table-buttes and emptying into a pretty river which flowed away in a northeasterly direction toward the op-posite end of the island.
The cliffs for many miles had been trending in a northeasterly direction, indicating to Bradley that they were approaching the northern extremity of the island.
For two days the yellow cog ran swiftly before a northeasterly wind, and on the dawn of the third the high land of Ushant lay like a mist upon the shimmering sky-line.
They had but to start, which they did on the 21st of December, at eight o'clock at night, the corvette meeting with a beautiful sea, a northeasterly wind, and rather sharp cold.
Winds will be northeasterly moderate changing to northwesterly brisk, raising dust in the desert areas.
The Meteorological Department in the Civil Aviation Affairs issued a warning for near gale at first and strong Northerly to Northeasterly winds later.
A bitterly cold feeling today especially in the northeasterly wind.
According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), winds will be southwesterly to northeasterly moderate to brisk, blowing dust mainly in the desert areas.
RAMALLAH, December 27, 2012 (WAFA) -- Thursday's weather is partially cloudy to clear with a minor rise in temperature to around 17 degrees Celsius, light to moderate northwesterly to northeasterly winds and low sea waves, according to the Palestine Weather service.
Winds: Generally southeasterly directional winds from 5 to 10 knots and frequently northeasterly from 12 to 17 knots during the day.
Weather forecasters are predicting a warm spell beginning today, along with northeasterly winds gusting up to 45 mph in some parts of the Southland.
13(Petra)-- Fair weather is expected till Friday in most parts of the Kingdom with clouds at high altitudes and easterly to northeasterly moderate to brisk winds.

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