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southeast

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adverb south·east \sau̇th-ˈēst, nautical sau̇-ˈēst\

Simple Definition of southeast

  • : to or toward the southeast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of southeast

  1. :  to, toward, or in the southeast

Examples of southeast in a sentence

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



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of southeast

before 12th century


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southeast

noun south·east

Simple Definition of southeast

  • : the direction between south and east

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of southeast

  1. 1a :  the general direction between south and eastb :  the point midway between the south and east compass points

  2. 2 capitalized :  regions or countries lying to the southeast of a specified or implied point of orientation

Examples of southeast in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of southeast

14th century


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southeast

adjective south·east

Simple Definition of southeast

  • : located in or toward the southeast

  • : coming from the southeast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of southeast

  1. 1 :  coming from the southeast <a southeast wind>

  2. 2 :  situated toward or at the southeast <the southeast corner>

Examples of southeast in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of southeast

14th century


SOUTHEAST Defined for Kids

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southeast

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adverb south·east \sau̇th-ˈēst\

Definition of southeast for Students

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




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southeast

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adjective south·east

Definition of southeast for Students

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




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southeast

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noun south·east

Definition of southeast for Students

  1. 1 :  the direction between south and east

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries southeast of a point that is mentioned or understood




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