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

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With agriculture particularly hard-hit, what is happening to Mr. Chambers’s farm, WB Chambers and Son, in the southeastern county of Kent isn’t exceptional. Will Horner, WSJ, "On Britain’s Farms, a Shortage of EU Workers Squeezes Harvests," 29 Aug. 2018 Police say three teenage boys, believed to be between 14 and 15 years old, are being sought in connection to the incident, which took place Saturday afternoon, in Essex, an area northeast of London on the U.K.’s southeastern coast. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "A Trans Teen Was Attacked in the United Kingdom the Day Before Transgender Day of Visibility," 1 Apr. 2019 New Mexico has seen a surge in tax revenue linked to an oil sector boom in the southeastern corner of the state. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "New Mexico elects Michelle Lujan Grisham as first Democratic Latina governor in the US," 7 Nov. 2018 Aside from studying the plume, the agency is requiring the Air Force to sample all water wells within a 4-mile (6-kilometer) radius of the southeastern corner of the base. Susan Montoya Bryan, The Seattle Times, "New Mexico concerned about contamination at US air base," 16 Oct. 2018 González and her husband are from Cayey, a town on the southeastern corner of the central mountain range in Puerto Rico. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "These Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane María's destruction built a community at a Super 8 in Kissimmee. Now, they have to leave it.," 27 June 2018 Construction has started on The Grove at Miramar, a retail plaza at the southeastern corner of Miramar Boulevard and Flamingo Road. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Miramar's 'The Grove' under construction," 26 June 2018 At least 82 homes have been destroyed in the southeastern corner of Big Island and about 2,000 people have been ordered evacuated since Kilauea began erupting on May 3. Jolyn Rosa, Anchorage Daily News, "Fast-moving lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano closes highway," 30 May 2018 Located in the southeastern corner of the property next to Camino Del Mar, the Town Hall is topped by a cupola that is the highest point of the low-slung structure. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "After almost 60 years, a new civic center for Del Mar," 28 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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southeastern

adjective

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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