southeastern

adjective
south·​east·​ern | \ sau̇th-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce southeastern (audio) , 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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Other Words from southeastern

southeasternmost \ sau̇th-​ˈē-​stərn-​ˌmōst How to pronounce southeasternmost (audio) , sau̇-​ˈē-​ \ adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

the southeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web There's also a chance for snow Wednesday morning, which could mix with rain after 1 p.m. in southeastern Wisconsin. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Light snow, freezing drizzle could make roads slick for Tuesday morning commute," 13 Jan. 2020 In a house in Athens, Ohio, a community workspace is lined wall-to-wall with shelves of books waiting to be distributed by Athens Books to Prisoners, a prison literacy advocacy group in southeastern Ohio. Becca King, Teen Vogue, "Athens Books to Prisoners Explains How They Provide Reading Materials to Incarcerated People," 9 Jan. 2020 There were even reports of a tornado in the town of Chertsey, in southeastern England, the national weather service said Saturday. BostonGlobe.com, "Philip Passey, a Chertsey resident, told the BBC that he froze when he saw the tornado.," 23 Dec. 2019 Conversely, some traditionally Conservative-supporting communities in southeastern England flipped to Labour as the pro-EU sentiments of middle class voters outweighed other issues. Washington Post, "Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority," 13 Dec. 2019 Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. Ellis Whitehouse, (basildon, USA TODAY, "Man charged with 39 counts of manslaughter after bodies found in back of truck," 26 Oct. 2019 Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. Gregory Katz And Danica Kirka, sun-sentinel.com, "39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England," 23 Oct. 2019 In 2000, 58 Chinese migrants were found suffocated in a truck in Dover, in southeastern England, after crossing from mainland Europe. Elian Peltier, New York Times, "U.K. Police Retrace Fatal Journey After 39 Bodies Found in Truck," 23 Oct. 2019 That means coastal flooding from the mid-Atlantic to southeastern New England, the hurricane center said. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Subtropical Storm Melissa is slowly pulling away from New England coasts," 12 Oct. 2019

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

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17 Jan 2020

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“Southeastern.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southeastern. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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southeastern

adjective
How to pronounce southeastern (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of southeastern

: located in or toward the southeast
: of or relating to the southeast

southeastern

adjective
south·​east·​ern | \ sau̇th-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce southeastern (audio) \

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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