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[south-eest-werd; Nautical sou-eest-werd]
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  1. Also south·east·wards. toward the southeast.
  1. facing or tending toward the southeast.
  2. coming from the southeast, as a wind.
  1. the southeast.

Origin of southeastward

First recorded in 1520–30; southeast + -ward
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Examples from the Web for southeastward

Historical Examples

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for southeastward


  1. towards or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
  1. a direction towards or area in the southeast
  1. a variant of southeastwards
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