southeast

[ south-eest; Nautical sou-eest ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈist; Nautical ˌsaʊˈist /

noun

the point or direction midway between south and east. Abbreviation: SE
a region in this direction.
(initial capital letter) the southeast region of the United States.

adjective

lying toward, situated in, or directed toward the southeast.
coming from the southeast, as a wind.

adverb

in the direction midway between south and east.

Origin of southeast

before 900; Middle English southest, Old English sūthēast. See south, east

Related forms

south·east·ern, adjectivesouth·east·ern·most [south-ee-stern-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˌsaʊθˈi stərnˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for southeast (1 of 2)

southeast

/ (ˌsaʊθˈiːst, nautical ˌsaʊˈiːst) /

noun

the point of the compass or the direction midway between south and east, 135° clockwise from north
(often cap usually preceded by the) any area lying in or towards this direction

adjective Also: southeastern

(sometimes capital) of or denoting the southeastern part of a specified country, area, etc
situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the southeast
(esp of the wind) from the southeast

adverb

in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the southeast
Symbol: SE

Derived Forms

southeasternmost, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for southeast (2 of 2)

Southeast

/ (ˌsaʊθˈiːst) /

noun

the Southeast the southeastern part of Britain, esp the London area
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