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1southeast

adverb south·east \sath-ˈēst, nautical sa-ˈēst\

: to or toward the southeast

Full Definition of SOUTHEAST

:  to, toward, or in the southeast

Examples of SOUTHEAST

  1. It's a few miles southeast of here.

First Known Use of SOUTHEAST

before 12th century

2southeast

noun

: the direction between south and east

: the southeastern part of a country or region; especially : the southeastern part of the U.S.

Full Definition of SOUTHEAST

1
a :  the general direction between south and east
b :  the point midway between the south and east compass points
2
capitalized :  regions or countries lying to the southeast of a specified or implied point of orientation

Examples of SOUTHEAST

  1. A mountain range is in the southeast of the country.
  2. Rain is moving into the Southeast.
  3. He grew up in the Southeast.

First Known Use of SOUTHEAST

14th century

3southeast

adjective

: located in or toward the southeast

: coming from the southeast

Full Definition of SOUTHEAST

1
:  coming from the southeast <a southeast wind>
2
:  situated toward or at the southeast <the southeast corner>

Examples of SOUTHEAST

  1. My office is in the southeast corner of the building.

First Known Use of SOUTHEAST

14th century
SOUTHEAST Defined for Kids

1southeast

adverb south·east \sath-ˈēst\

Definition of SOUTHEAST for Kids

:  to or toward the direction between south and east <We hiked southeast.>

2southeast

adjective

Definition of SOUTHEAST for Kids

:  placed toward, facing, or coming from the southeast <the southeast corner of town>

3southeast

noun

Definition of SOUTHEAST for Kids

1
:  the direction between south and east
2
cap :  regions or countries southeast of a point that is mentioned or understood
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