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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
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