southeastern

adjective

south·​east·​ern sau̇th-ˈē-stərn How to pronounce southeastern (audio)
sau̇-ˈē-
1
often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated southeast
2
: lying toward or coming from the southeast
southeasternmost adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

the southeastern corner of the state
Recent Examples on the Web The rapidly expanding and accelerating complex of landslides on the southeastern tip of the Palos Verdes peninsula continues to wreak havoc on the area’s homes, roads and utilities, even forcing the iconic Wayfarers Chapel to abandon its location, at least temporarily. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2024 In terms of rainfall amounts, much of southeastern Texas is looking at 5 to 10 inches, with locally higher amounts up to 15 inches. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 6 July 2024 The universal triangular symbols designating a safe place for people to take shelter during a nuclear attack ― and the shelters themselves ― have all but disappeared, though a few of the Cold War relics remain visible in southeastern Connecticut. Daniel Drainville, Hartford Courant, 6 July 2024 Hurricane Beryl has nearly leveled some islands in the southeastern Caribbean and killed at least seven people. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for southeastern 

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Word History

Etymology

southeast entry 2 + -ern (as in eastern)

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Southeastern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southeastern. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

southeastern

adjective
south·​east·​ern sau̇-ˈthē-stərn How to pronounce southeastern (audio)
sau̇-ˈē-
1
often capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Southeast
2
: lying toward or coming from the southeast

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