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[south-eest-werd; Nautical sou-eest-werd] /ˌsaʊθˈist wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈist wərd/
Also, southeastwards. toward the southeast.
facing or tending toward the southeast.
coming from the southeast, as a wind.
the southeast.
Origin of southeastward
First recorded in 1520-30; southeast + -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • See how the chief mountain systems, the Pacific "cordilleras," trend away from one another, southeastward and southwestward.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • Berg Lake is next the remarkable Girdled Glacier to the southeastward.

    Travels in Alaska John Muir
  • Those flowing southward and southeastward from the Transylvanian Alps drain to the Danube directly.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Specimens from Santa Ysabel, southeastward of Choiseul, are slightly larger than the type and paratypes of minimus.

  • southeastward this trail went up a long, shallow ravine, then veered round to the south.

    To The Front Charles King
  • Flounder draggers also operate here on the shoal ground and all around Thacher Island but mostly to eastward & southeastward.

  • Allan brought piecemeal and fitted up a small dynamo from some extensive ruins to southeastward.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • To northward and southeastward a horizon line of low uplands, misty purple.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The choice offered me was practically whether I preferred being thrown overboard now or several hundred miles to southeastward.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • southeastward, on the swampy banks of the same river, near its junction with the Po, was Mantua.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for southeastward


/ˌsaʊθˈiːstwəd; nautical ˌsaʊˈiːstwəd/
towards or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
a direction towards or area in the southeast
a variant of southeastwards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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