southeast

[south-eest; Nautical sou-eest]
noun
1.
the point or direction midway between south and east. Abbreviation: SE
2.
a region in this direction.
3.
(initial capital letter) the southeast region of the United States.
adjective
4.
lying toward, situated in, or directed toward the southeast.
5.
coming from the southeast, as a wind.
adverb
6.
in the direction midway between south and east.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English southest, Old English sūthēast. See south, east

southeastern, adjective
southeasternmost [south-ee-stern-mohst or, esp. British, -muhst] , adjective
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southeast (ˌsaʊθˈiːst, nautical ˌsaʊˈiːst)
 
n (usually preceded by the)
1.  the point of the compass or the direction midway between south and east, 135° clockwise from north
2.  any area lying in or towards this direction
 
adj
3.  (sometimes capital) of or denoting the southeastern part of a specified country, area, etc
4.  situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the southeast
5.  (esp of the wind) from the southeast
 
adv
6.  in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the southeast
 
south'easternmost
 
adj

Southeast (ˌsaʊθˈiːst)
 
n
the Southeast the southeastern part of Britain, esp the London area

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Example sentences
There was a slight breeze from the southeast, which blew diagonally across my path towards the antelopes.
Peeling off in a sloping curve, down and to the southeast, the proton beam will straighten out after around half a mile.
One came from the northeast to west horizon which is shown in photo, the other travels from southeast to center of west horizon.
Southeast freeway system is the economic lifeline not only for the region, but for the entire state.
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