northeastern northeastern  /ˌnɔr ˈθi stərn/


  1. (adj) situated in or oriented toward the northeast
  2. (adj) of a region of the United States generally including the New England states; New York; and sometimes New Jersey and Pennsylvania



  1. The forested hills of northeastern India must rank among the last places on the planet where you would expect to find a synagogue, let alone two.
  2. Felix has never fought in the jungles of northeastern Burma, where a rebel army is preparing for war with one of Asia's largest militaries.
  3. Several of the ethnic militias in that part of northeastern Burma have financed themselves through the drug trade.


  1. Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2013

    The opening ceremonies for this year's Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Heilongjiang province in northeastern China were held earlier this week. The event, held since 1963, can last more than a month, depending on the weather, and attracts visitors from around the world who come to see the elaborate ice and snow sculptures.        
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

    U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is waging a war on a proposed wind turbine facility off the northeastern coast of Scotland. 'The Donald' is spending millions creating a luxe golf resort there — which would overlook the 11 turbines, part of Scotland's ambitious push to convert to renewable sources of energy.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Northeastern alum Overman named all-state

    MOUNT OLIVE — Former Northeastern softball player Beth Overman, who helped lead Mount Olive to a conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth, was named to the 2012-13 NCCSIA Softball All-State First Team, as voted on by members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Daily Advance


  1. "It will help create jobs and income in the poorest regions of our country, especially in the northeastern semi-arid region, where many of these crops are actually native," Silva said at the facility, which his operated by a subsidiary of the...
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: Lula da Silva Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is reported that the most prominent pirate militias today have their roots in the fishing communities of the Somali coast, especially in northeastern and central Somalia and that their organization reflects Somali clan-based social...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: AFP

  3. "I am convinced that by gradually integrating this region through cross-border market access, the northeastern states can become the bridge between Indian economy and what is undoubtedly the fastest growing and dynamic region of the world," said...
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Deccan Herald

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