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 (nôrth-ēst′wərd, nôr-ēst′-)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the northeast.
A northeastward direction, point, or region.

north·east′ward·ly adv. & adj.
north·east′wards adv.


(ˌnɔːθˈiːstwəd; ˌnɔːrˈiːstwəd)
(Physical Geography) towards or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
(Physical Geography) a direction towards or area in the northeast
ˌnorthˈeastwardly adj, adv


(ˌnɔrθˈist wərd; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adv., adj.
1. Also, north`east′ward•ly. toward the northeast.
2. the northeast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northeastward - the compass point midway between north and eastnortheastward - the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
Adj.1.northeastward - toward the northeast
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
Adv.1.northeastward - in a northeastward direction; "the river flows northeastward to the gulf"


[ˈnɔːθˈiːstwəd] ADV
A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el nor(d)este, en dirección nor(d)este
B. (also northeastwards) → hacia el nor(d)este
References in classic literature ?
This time running blindly, I went northeastward in a direction at right angles to my previous expedition.
But the foresight of the doctor was not long in bringing its reward; for, after having tried different heights, the Victoria at length began to sail off to the northeastward with medium speed.
Presently he came upon a stile, and, crossing it, followed a footpath northeastward.
A JCS spokesperson told reporters later that the missiles flew northeastward at a maximum altitude of about two km from the port city.
bulletin and media briefing, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Dante was expected to recurve northeastward by Thursday away from the country.
A broad trough approaching the Great Lakes region is expected to steer the cyclone's track first northeastward on Saturday, and then eastward and southeastward, rotating it away from the coast of North Carolina, and perhaps back toward Florida next week.
Hermine is moving northeastward as a powerful post-tropical cyclone and a dangerous storm surge is expected along the coast from Virginia to New Jersey.
The east extension line is from the terminal point of Phase I project of Line 4, underneath pass Shahe River northeastward to connect with Chengluo Road, northeastward laid to the terminal point Shiling Station along Chengluo Road; the stations include Wannianchang Station, Dongsanhuan Station, Shiling Station from west to east, totaling 6.
The fact that "Dodong" did not stay long in the country, sweeping northeastward after hitting Pananapan Point in Sta.
The Cyclonic Storm would continue to move northeastward with a speed of 12 km/hour in next 24 hours, it added.
Computer models continue to show super typhoon Vongfong's track still seems to target Japan's Ryukyu Islands, and then northeastward toward the Japanese mainland.
After scything through the Outer Banks, Arthur was expected to move northeastward over cooler water on Friday, diminishing in strength and posing little risk to the densely populated northeastern United States, forecasters said.

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