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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.
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(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
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(ˌnɔrθˈist wərd; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adv., adj.
1. Also, north`east′ward•ly. toward the northeast.
2. the northeast.
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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"
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[ˈnɔːθˈiːstwəd] ADV
A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el nor(d)este, en dirección nor(d)este
B. (also northeastwards) → hacia el nor(d)este
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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. He passed near several farmhouses and some little places whose names he did not learn.
This comes as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that "interests everywhere from the east coast of Florida northeastward to the Outer Banks of North Carolina should be closely monitoring Dorian." A "Storm Surge Warning" has been extended northward along the east coast of Florida to the Flagler/Volusia County Line, as well as a "Storm Surge Watch" has been extended northward along the Georgia coast to the Savannah River.
A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and is likely to move northeastward during next 12 hours,' the met office added.
KCC said the storm's meteorological history showed it formed over the western Caribbean on May 25 and tracked northeastward near western Cuba.
It is further moving away from the Philippines at a speed of 37 kph northeastward.
"Domeng" slightly intensified as it moves in a northeastward direction, prompting the weather bureau to issue a warning on sea travel in northern and southern Luzon.
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.
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 Cyclonic Storm would continue to move northeastward with a speed of 12 km/hour in next 24 hours, it added.
A powerful typhoon was traveling northeastward Sunday along the coast of western Japan, threatening to make landfall on the main island of Honshu after hammering the southern island of Okinawa, where it injured more than 50 people and caused extensive blackouts, the weather agency said.

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