Definition of nor'-east in English:

nor'-east

(also nor-east)

noun

  • North-east.

adjective

  • Situated in the north-east or designating the north-eastern part of an area. Also (of a wind): blowing from the north-east. Compare "north-east"rare before 19th cent.

adverb

  • From a north-easterly direction. rare.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Lyly (1554–1606), writer and playwright. Shortened from north-east.

Pronunciation

nor'-east

/ˌnɔːrˈiːst/