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southeast

[south-eest; Nautical sou-eest] /ˌsaʊθˈist; Nautical ˌsaʊˈist/
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
900
before 900; Middle English southest, Old English sūthēast. See south, east
Related forms
southeastern, adjective
southeasternmost
[south-ee-stern-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˌsaʊθˈi stərnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for southeast
  • There was a slight breeze from the southeast, which blew diagonally across my path towards the antelopes.
  • Here's the big thing you notice: this element increases southeast-northwest, and low caste to high caste.
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for southeast

southeast

/ˌsaʊθˈiːst; nautical ˌsaʊˈiːst/
noun
1.
the point of the compass or the direction midway between south and east, 135° clockwise from north
2.
(often cap) usually preceded by the. any area lying in or towards this direction
adjective
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
adverb
6.
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the southeast
SE
Derived Forms
southeasternmost, adjective

Southeast

/ˌsaʊθˈiːst/
noun
1.
the Southeast, the southeastern part of Britain, esp the London area
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Word Origin and History for southeast
adv.

Old English suðeast; see south + east. Related: Southeasterly; southeastern.

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