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south·​east·​ward | \ sau̇th-ˈēs-twərd How to pronounce southeastward (audio) , sau̇-ˈēs- \

Definition of southeastward

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: toward the southeast



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Adverb or adjective

southeastwards \ sau̇th-​ˈēs-​twərdz How to pronounce southeastwards (audio) , sau̇-​ˈēs-​ \ adverb

Examples of southeastward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective That action sent a cascade of freshwater – filled with nutrient-rich agricultural runoff – flowing southeastward, eventually into the warm Mississippi Sound. al, "New dredging program could be boon for Port of Mobile," 21 Dec. 2019 Heavy snow was falling on the northern Rockies and was moving southeastward along with a charge of cold air, AccuWeather said. Editors, USA TODAY, "Nobel Peace Prize, former Ukraine ambassador testifies, Trump meets with China: 5 things to know Friday," 11 Oct. 2019 High pressure over the upper Great Lakes will ridge southeastward into Connecticut on Monday bringing a partly sunny sky and comfortable humidity as the dew point drops from near 60 degrees around sunrise to the mid-50s by the late morning., "Weather for Monday, June 17," 17 June 2019 Cooler air will sweep southeastward across the Midwest and Northeast during Monday night and Tuesday, AccuWeather said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "'Dangerous' heat wave forecast for Father's Day weekend in central, northeast U.S.," 14 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The ridge quickly moves out late Friday, and a system dropping southeastward from British Columbia will bring cooler air and windy conditions to most of western Oregon. oregonlive, "Portland metro Thursday weather: Pattern of clear skies, warm temps continues; high 83," 27 Aug. 2020 Forecasters expect this complex of storms to continue to move southeastward through the morning. Leigh Morgan, al, "More strong storms possible in Alabama this afternoon and tonight," 1 July 2020 Winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories are in effect for areas of Montana southeastward to Nebraska on Saturday then northeastward to Minnesota and Wisconsin for later Sunday into Monday for the next part of the storm. Fox News, "Easter weekend severe weather threat in Texas, 'significant outbreak' for South as snowstorm targets Upper Midwest," 12 Apr. 2020 The National Weather Service is closely watching a strong system dropping southeastward into the Pacific Northwest that will bring rain to the valleys and heavy snow to the Cascades. oregonlive, "Portland Wednesday weather: Morning showers, afternoon steady rain; high 44," 8 Jan. 2020 The showers will settle southeastward into the state for this afternoon and tonight., "Weather for Monday, Oct. 7," 7 Oct. 2019 The fires there and in other states sent a plume of smoke drifting southeastward across Brazil, darkening the skies over some cities and towns. Andrew Freedman, Washington Post, "The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is ablaze, turning day into night in the city of São Paolo," 21 Aug. 2019 The fires there and in other states sent a plume of smoke drifting far southeastward across Brazil, darkening the skies over some cities and towns., "Amazon rainforest is ablaze, turning day into night in Sao Paulo," 21 Aug. 2019 The National Weather Service continued to monitor a mesoscale convective system, or MCS, that was dropping southeastward from Tennessee into northern Mississippi and Alabama as of 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Leigh Morgan,, "Strong to severe storms moving into Alabama — are more coming?," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of southeastward

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1528, in the meaning defined above


1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Southeastward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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: toward the southeast

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