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 southeastern (audio) , sau̇-​ˈē-​ \ adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

the southeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web Today, the feral hog trots across much of the southeastern United States from Texas to Florida as well as throughout California. René A. Guzman,, "Feral hogs cause more than $1.5 billion in damage each year, but the most hated animals in Texas have their charms," 5 Jan. 2021 In southeastern Arizona, a rural clinic has enough shots but too few employees lining up to take them. Isaac Stanley-becker, Anchorage Daily News, "Shots are slow to reach arms as Trump administration leaves final steps of mass vaccination to beleaguered states," 31 Dec. 2020 The organization has been active in promoting the sport throughout the southeastern United States. Emmett Hall,, "Okapi Wanderers team up with Rugby ATL to conduct clinic," 30 Dec. 2020 The Chiricahua squirrel is a subspecies of the Mexican fox squirrel and is native to the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, "How a rare squirrel could reveal changes in a forest ecosystem damaged by wildfire," 4 Dec. 2020 Over the last 90 years, fire ants have irrevocably altered the southeastern United States. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, "If It Smells like Dirt, Fire Ants Are Interested," 21 Nov. 2020 This has made the discovery of a big copper deposit in southeastern Arizona—the largest untapped reserve known in North America—a huge deal. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "‘Oak Flat’ and ‘Ghostways’ Review: The Spirit of Place," 20 Nov. 2020 Outside Louisiana, the deaths of at least five other people have been attributed to Zeta, a potent Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph that caused more than 2 million power outages in the southeastern United States. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, "Louisiana's lone Hurricane Zeta fatality marked by mental health battles, mother's undying love," 18 Nov. 2020 North Carolina was ranked 30th in the nation in average teacher salaries for the 2019-20 school year by the National Education Association but ranked second among other southeastern states, according to the annual report. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "North Carolina education officials propose more than $400M in education needs," 9 Nov. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Southeastern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce southeastern (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of southeastern

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


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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