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southeastward

[south-eest-werd; Nautical sou-eest-werd] /ˌsaʊθˈist wərd; Nautical ˌsaʊˈist wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, southeastwards. toward the southeast.
adjective
2.
facing or tending toward the southeast.
3.
coming from the southeast, as a wind.
noun
4.
the southeast.
Origin of southeastward
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; southeast + -ward
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  • Berg Lake is next the remarkable Girdled Glacier to the southeastward.

    Travels in Alaska John Muir
  • Specimens from Santa Ysabel, southeastward of Choiseul, are slightly larger than the type and paratypes of minimus.

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

  • To northward and southeastward a horizon line of low uplands, misty purple.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • southeastward this trail went up a long, shallow ravine, then veered round to the south.

    To The Front Charles King
  • 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
  • See how the chief mountain systems, the Pacific "cordilleras," trend away from one another, southeastward and southwestward.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • The main migration route is through the Mississippi Valley, northwestward in the spring and southeastward in the fall.

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

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for southeastward

southeastward

/ˌsaʊθˈiːstwəd; nautical ˌsaʊˈiːstwəd/
adjective
1.
towards or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
noun
2.
a direction towards or area in the southeast
adverb
3.
a variant of southeastwards
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