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

Definition of southeastward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: toward the southeast



Definition of southeastward (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from southeastward

Adverb or adjective

southeastwards \ sau̇th-​ˈēs-​twərdz How to pronounce southeastward (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, 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, 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., 17 June 2019 Cooler air will sweep southeastward across the Midwest and Northeast during Monday night and Tuesday, AccuWeather said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 14 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The system merged with a cold front in the North Pacific and became what is called a mid-latitude cyclone, looping southeastward before rushing toward the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2021 There were two storms, one that drove southeast across Montgomery County, through the District and into Prince George’s County, and another that swept southeastward on a line roughly parallel to Interstate 66. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 Miller said Claudette got a boost early June 21 from a cold front dropping southeastward from the Ohio Valley, with most of the storm’s winds weighing on its southeast side. al, 28 June 2021 It is expected to quickly move southeastward through the afternoon. Leigh Morgan, al, 4 May 2021 Portland will just see rain before this system digs south-southeastward into California overnight. oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2021 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, 27 Aug. 2020 Forecasters expect this complex of storms to continue to move southeastward through the morning. Leigh Morgan, al, 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, 12 Apr. 2020

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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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: toward the southeast


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