south·east·ern | \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn, sau̇-ˈē-\

Definition of southeastern 

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated southeast

2 : lying toward or coming from the southeast

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southeasternmost \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst, sau̇-ˈē- \ adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

the southeastern corner of the state

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With Hurricane Chris lingering out at sea on Wednesday, beaches in southeastern Massachusetts were already seeing rip currents, a meteorologist said Wednesday. Katie Camero And Travis Andersen,, "Moderate risks for rip currents off Mass. coast as Hurricane Chris travels northeast," 11 July 2018 The dives occurred along the southeastern coast of the North America and often had the ROV travel to the sea floor of the area. Kelli Bender, ajc, "'Horror' lizardfish and weird unidentifiable creatures found chilling off Carolina coast," 13 July 2018 Amidst the steep bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, in a shallow valley where three rivers join before flowing into Lake Michigan, lies an unexpected gem. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Why Milwaukee, Wisconsin Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City," 10 July 2018 Located at 2988 McFarlane Road, the five-story, 100-room hotel will be the first Mr. C hotel to debut in the southeastern United States. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "A famous Italian family is opening its first Florida hotel in Coconut Grove — and soon," 26 June 2018 Red wolves, native to the southeastern United States, were almost driven to extinction by intensive predator control programs and habitat loss. Kelli Bender,, "With Only 30 Red Wolves Left in the Wild, These 10 Newborn Pups Are Big News," 22 June 2018 The district is in the southeastern part of the city, roughly bordered by I-95 to the west and Federal Highway to the east. Anne Geggis,, "19 candidates running for 6 seats, including mayor, in Pompano Beach," 22 June 2018 Heavy rainfall along the Texas coast has led to severe flooding throughout the southeastern part of the state -- the worst flooding the state has seen since Hurricane Harvey. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Texas sees worst flooding since Hurricane Harvey, days of torrential rain," 21 June 2018 Burns, Oregon, is a tiny, rural sneeze-and-you’ll-miss-it town in the remote southeastern part of the state. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter One: A War in the Desert," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of southeastern

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for southeastern

southeast entry 2 + -ern (as in eastern)

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English Language Learners Definition of southeastern

: located in or toward the southeast

: of or relating to the southeast


south·east·ern | \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn \

Kids Definition of southeastern

1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or like that of the Southeast a southeastern city

2 : lying toward or coming from the southeast southeastern New York

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