southeast

adverb
south·​east | \ sau̇th-ˈēst How to pronounce southeast (audio) , nautical sau̇-ˈēst \

Definition of southeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to, toward, or in the southeast

southeast

noun

Definition of southeast (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : 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

southeast

adjective

Definition of southeast (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Examples of southeast in a Sentence

Adverb It's a few miles southeast of here. Noun A mountain range is in the southeast of the country. Rain is moving into the Southeast. He grew up in the Southeast. Adjective My office is in the southeast corner of the building.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Rutherford County is about 40 miles southeast of Nashville. al, 6 Sep. 2021 Larry was about 1,000 miles southeast of Bermuda late Monday morning. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2021 The Wrights, whose home is two miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe, began loading clothes, photos and documents into a red Ford Expedition and a blue Subaru. Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2021 The storm was about 50 miles southeast of Montauk, New York. CBS News, 22 Aug. 2021 Students at Temecula Valley Hight School, which is about 90 miles southeast of central Los Angeles and 65 miles north of downtown San Diego, rallied in support of Valley View Hight School cheerleaders on Monday. NBC News, 24 Aug. 2021 Saturday, the storm was about 195 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 555 miles south of Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island, heading north-northeast at 12 mph. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 21 Aug. 2021 The system was moving north-northeast at 12 mph and located 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. and 525 miles south Montauk Point, N.Y. Tropical-storm-force winds reach up to 115 miles from Henri’s center. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Aug. 2021 The incident took place in the Xisha Islands, otherwise known as the Paracel Islands, which lie about 200 miles southeast of the China’s Hainan Island and 300 miles from the Chinese mainland. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Today, there are about 1,500 Washoe in the tribe, most of whom live on tribal land southeast of Lake Tahoe. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Sep. 2021 The jailbreak in Kogi comes five months after nearly 2000 inmates broke free from a prison in Imo State, southeast Nigeria, after armed men invaded the custodial center and used explosives to blast parts of the prison, authorities said at the time. Nimi Princewill, CNN, 13 Sep. 2021 Several large blazes continue to burn, including the 19,349-acre Bull complex near Detroit, 64,940-acre Devil’s Knob complex southeast of Roseburg, and 85,901-acre Cougar Peak fire that was discovered Tuesday northwest of Lakeview. oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2021 The area southeast of Houston is expected to be affected within the next 48 hours. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 12 Sep. 2021 At 9:36, guiding off a navigation beacon in Lorain County, the plane reversed course and headed southeast toward Washington, D.C. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 The Aruba fire started Sunday and was active in a community southeast of Rainbow until Thursday afternoon. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 Areas like southeast Michigan will be nearing peak colors. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2021 The storm is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain, but up to 6 inches in pockets of southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina. NBC News, 9 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Three tornadoes were confirmed today from storms on Tuesday in southeast Alabama. Leigh Morgan, al, 1 Sep. 2021 And heavy rainfall can be expected through parts of southeast Alabama, portions of Georgia and the western Carolinas. Madeline Holcombe And Travis Caldwell, CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 A half-dozen school systems shut down Monday in southeast Alabama, where as much as 6 inches of rain was possible, and a large church opened as a shelter. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2021 Ten million people were under flash flood watches across parts of the Panhandle, Georgia and southeast Alabama. NBC News, 13 Aug. 2021 And Romney worked to make sure $214 million would fund a settlement with the Navajo Nation to bring drinking water to more people in southeast Utah. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Aug. 2021 Of the wells, 142 are near the Navajo Nation in southeast Utah, the data showed. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 June 2021 Flash flood watches were posted Sunday for northern Georgia, most of South Carolina, the North Carolina coast, parts of southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Jeff Amy And Amy Forliti, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2021 Flash flood watches on Sunday were posted for northern Georgia, most of South Carolina, the North Carolina coast and parts of southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Jeff Amy, chicagotribune.com, 20 June 2021

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First Known Use of southeast

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of southeast was before the 12th century

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15 Sep 2021

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“Southeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southeast. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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southeast

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of southeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to or toward the southeast

southeast

noun

English Language Learners Definition of southeast (Entry 2 of 3)

: the direction between south and east
: the southeastern part of a country or region especially : the southeastern part of the U.S.

southeast

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of southeast (Entry 3 of 3)

: located in or toward the southeast
: coming from the southeast

southeast

adverb
south·​east | \ sau̇th-ˈēst How to pronounce southeast (audio) \

Kids Definition of southeast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

southeast

adjective

Kids Definition of southeast (Entry 2 of 3)

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

southeast

noun

Kids Definition of southeast (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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