Definition of North by east

1. Noun. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.

Exact synonyms: Nbe
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point



Definition of North by east

1. Noun. The compass point halfway between north and north-northeast, specifically 11.25°. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North By East

nortenas
norteno
nortenos
north-central
north-east
north-eastern
north-northeast
north-northwest
north-polar
north-pole
north-seeking pole
north-west
north-western
north and south
north asian tick-borne rickettsiosis
north by east (current term)
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side
north temperate zone
north wind
northbound
northbridge
northbridges

Literary usage of North by east

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1. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The thirteenth, the shippes way to noone North by East, twentie two leagues. Wee steered North the wind West, variation five degrees thirtie minutes ..."

2. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The thirteenth, the shippes way to noone North by East, twentie two leagues. Wee steered North the wind West, variation five degrees thirtie minutes ..."

3. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1905)
"The thirteenth, the shippes way to noone North by East, twentie two leagues. Wee steered North the wind West, variation five degrees thirtie minutes ..."

4. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"... towards the west as the ship's head went round from north by east to south, and towards the east as her head passed from south through west to north. ..."

5. A Physical, Historical, Political & Descriptive Geography by Keith Johnston (1908)
"... has to learn is that of " boxing the compass," or telling ofl' these thirty-two points in order thus:— NORTH. SOUTH. north by east. South by west. ..."

6. The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Ll.D.: Eleven Volumes in Two by Thomas Dick (1851)
"north by east from Aries is Musca, or the Fly, which consists of four or five stars, ... north by east from the Fly, at the distance of about 15°, ..."

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