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NE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does NE mean? 

NE (noun)
  The noun NE has 3 senses:

1. a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
2. the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
3. a midwestern state on the Great Plains

  Familiarity information: NE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NE (noun)


Sense 1Ne [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 10; Ne; neon

Hypernyms ("Ne" is a kind of...):

chemical element; element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

argonon; inert gas; noble gas (any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table)

Holonyms ("Ne" is a substance of...):

air (a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of)


Sense 2NE [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

northeastward; northeast; nor'-east; NE

Hypernyms ("NE" is a kind of...):

compass point; point (any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass)


Sense 3NE [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A midwestern state on the Great Plains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Cornhusker State; Nebraska; NE

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "NE"):

Bad Lands; Badlands (an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska)

South Platte; South Platte River (a tributary of the Platte River)

Republican; Republican River (a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas)

Platte; Platte River (a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River)

North Platte; North Platte River (a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River)

Omaha (largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest)

North Platte (a town in west central Nebraska on the Platte River)

capital of Nebraska; Lincoln (capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska)

Grand Island (a town in south central Nebraska)

Holonyms ("NE" is a part of...):

middle west; Midwest; midwestern United States (the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America))


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