southeasterly

play
adverb or adjective south·east·er·ly \-stər-lē\

Definition of southeasterly

  1. 1 :  from the southeast

  2. 2 :  toward the southeast

Origin and Etymology of southeasterly

2southeast + -erly (as in easterly)


First Known Use: 1613


SOUTHEASTERLY Defined for English Language Learners

southeasterly

play
adverb or adjective south·east·er·ly \-stər-lē\

Definition of southeasterly for English Language Learners

  • : located in or moving toward the southeast

  • : blowing from the southeast


SOUTHEASTERLY Defined for Kids

southeasterly

play
adverb or adjective south·east·er·ly \sau̇th-ˈē-stər-lē\

Definition of southeasterly for Students

  1. 1 :  from the southeast <southeasterly gales>

  2. 2 :  toward the southeast <a southeasterly direction>


Learn More about southeasterly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up southeasterly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ