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southeast

adverb south·east \ sau̇th-ˈēst , naut sau̇-ˈēst \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of southeast

:to, toward, or in the southeast

Examples of southeast in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of southeast from the Web

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First Known Use of southeast

before 12th century


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southeast

noun

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 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.

Recent Examples of southeast from the Web

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First Known Use of southeast

14th century


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southeast

adjective

Definition of southeast

1 :coming from the southeast
  • a southeast wind
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.

Recent Examples of southeast from the Web

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First Known Use of southeast

before 12th century


SOUTHEAST Defined for English Language Learners

southeast

adverb

Definition of southeast for English Language Learners

  • : to or toward the southeast


southeast

noun

Definition of southeast for English Language Learners

  • : the direction between south and east

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


southeast

adjective

Definition of southeast for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the southeast

  • : coming from the southeast


SOUTHEAST Defined for Kids

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southeast

adverb south·east \ sau̇th-ˈēst \

Definition of southeast for Students

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

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southeast

adjective

Definition of southeast for Students

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

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southeast

noun

Definition of southeast for Students

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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