southeastern

adjective south·east·ern \ sau̇th-ˈē-stərn , 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

southeasternmost

play \sau̇th-ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst, sau̇-ˈē-\ adjective

Examples of southeastern in a Sentence

  1. the southeastern corner of the state

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Origin and Etymology of southeastern

2southeast + -ern (as in eastern)


SOUTHEASTERN Defined for English Language Learners

southeastern

adjective

Definition of southeastern for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the southeast

  • : of or relating to the southeast


SOUTHEASTERN Defined for Kids

southeastern

adjective south·east·ern \ sau̇th-ˈē-stərn \

Definition of southeastern for Students

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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