Definition of north-eastward in English:



  • Towards the north-east; in a north-east direction.

    ‘the troops marched north-eastwards’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘The Marlstone Rock Bed is a distinctive limestone unit that outcrops from Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast of southern England, north-eastwards to just west of Hull near the North Sea coast.’
    • ‘Inland, most of the rivers run across the flat, fertile Flanders Plain, north-eastward to The Netherlands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These lows typically track north-eastwards, reaching maximum intensity in the vicinity of the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Ocean and in the vicinity of Iceland in the Atlantic Ocean.’
    • ‘It lay very high upon a turfy down, and looking north-eastward I entered it, I was surprised to see a large estuary, or even creek, where I judged Wandsworth and Battersea must once have been.’
    • ‘A faint track takes you north-eastwards until the main track which leads back to the car park and refreshments!’
    • ‘From this circle an avenue of stones leads north-eastwards towards the river for 88m.’


  • Situated in, directed towards, or facing the north-east.

    ‘the north-eastward territorial expansion of the city’
    • ‘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.’