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

Definition of southeastward

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: toward the southeast



Definition of southeastward (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from southeastward

Adverb or adjective

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

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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 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 Winds were expected to carry the smoke southeastward toward Seward, forecasters said. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Hot, dry weather in Southcentral Alaska is expected to worsen wildfires and smoke," 27 June 2019 The line of storms was forecast to advance southeastward through the I-95 corridor during evening rush hour, AccuWeather said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Severe storms lash Northeast," 15 May 2018 Cold air will spill southeastward in the storm’s wake, and the high elevations of western New York, Pennsylvania, western Maryland and West Virginia could see some snow Monday morning. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Major coastal storm to wallop Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Sunday into Monday," 27 Oct. 2017 In some areas downwind of the Great Lakes, the first snowflakes of the season are possible late Sunday into Monday as the cold air spills southeastward. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Potent East Coast storm could form Sunday, followed by ‘heavy-duty’ blast of cold air," 24 Oct. 2017 Jim Allison, an archaeologist at Brigham Young University who was not involved in the paper, agreed the findings mesh with other evidence of a southeastward migration. Washington Post, "Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers," 17 Aug. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of southeastward

: toward the southeast

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