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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San Carlos Apache officials announced Tuesday night that the 29-year-old woman was an enrolled member of the tribe, whose reservation is in southeastern Arizona about 134 miles (215 kilometers) east of Phoenix. Terry Tang, The Seattle Times, "Family of woman in vegetative state outraged after baby born," 9 Jan. 2019 Dubbed House 28, the weekend retreat in southeastern Australia was designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating three 20-foot shipping containers sourced from nearby Port Melbourne and set on steel silts anchored in concrete piles. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best shipping container houses of 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 And a southeastern region license hasn’t yet been granted by the commission. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?," 17 Dec. 2018 Catastrophic flash flooding and even tornadoes are expected in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Fox News, "Hurricane Florence: Airbnb, hotels working to provide free lodging for evacuees, relief workers," 13 Sep. 2018 The center of Chris is expected pass over or near extreme southeastern Newfoundland Thursday evening. Hurricane Chris, CBS News, "Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore as it swirls off East Coast," 11 July 2018 Gibbons won 37 counties, cutting a wide swath of victories from Toledo and moving southeast through Columbus to the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. Scott Wartman,, "In Ohio, Democratic U.S. Senator Sen. Sherrod Brown may ride Trump country to re-election," 2 July 2018 Last month, Sara Woodington, a single mom who lives in southeastern Pennsylvania, discovered that a crook in Texas had used her 17-year old son’s SSN to create a synthetic identity for himself. NBC News, "More than 1 million children were victims of ID theft last year," 21 June 2018 Once roaming across southeastern Asia, years of poaching have seen their population dwindle to a grand total 63-67 animals, all of which are located within Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Devastating Tsunami Threatens Endangered Rhinos," 28 Dec. 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 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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