Definition of north-eastward in English:

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(also north-eastwards) Towards the north-east; in a north-east direction: the troops marched north-eastwards
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  • A contemporary Portuguese geographer recorded that Diaz realized ‘that the coast here turned northwards and north-eastwards towards Ethiopia under Egypt and on to the Gulf of Arabia, giving great hope of the discovery of India’.
  • From this circle an avenue of stones leads north-eastwards towards the river for 88m.
  • After another gate, continue to a stream before climbing north-eastwards up the steep slopes of Compass Hill, whose iron content plays havoc with the compass.


Situated in, directed towards, or facing the north-east: the north-eastward territorial expansion of the city
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  • The day after his address, a report of the select committee recommending a detailed survey of a 119 mile expansion westward from Porus to Montego Bay and north-eastward from Bog Walk to Port Antonio was presented before the council.
  • Next day, Pembroke's Welsh force, having camped separately, was continuing its march when, 6 miles north-eastward, it was unexpectedly overwhelmed at Edgecote by a small force of Warwick's supporters.
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