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southeasterly

[south-ee-ster-lee; Nautical sou-ee-ster-lee]
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adjective, adverb
  1. toward or from the southeast.
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Origin of southeasterly

First recorded in 1700–10; south + easterly
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Examples from the Web for southeasterly

Historical Examples

  • The compass indicated that we were moving in a southeasterly direction.

    A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Jules Verne

  • If she should drift two miles more she must float into the southeasterly current that flows under Contrary Head.

  • The route from Baraboo to Parfrey's is along the Merrimack road in a southeasterly direction.

  • They sailed in a southeasterly direction, and landed on the continent of South America, in about thirty degrees south latitude.

  • The southeasterly wind ruffles the bay with white-capped waves and dashes sheets of rain against window and roof.

    Stories of California

    Ella M. Sexton


British Dictionary definitions for southeasterly

southeasterly

adjective, adverb
  1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
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noun plural -lies
  1. a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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