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Definitions for southeast
ˌsaʊθˈist; Naut. ˌsaʊ-south·east

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. southeast, sou'-east, southeastward, SEnoun

    the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees

  2. Southeast, southeastern United Statesnoun

    the southeastern region of the United States

  3. southeastnoun

    the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point

  4. southeastadjective

    a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city

  5. southeasterly, southeastadjective

    coming from the southeast

    "southeasterly breezes"

  6. southeast, southeastern, southeasterlyadverb

    situated in or oriented toward the southeast

  7. southeast, south-east, sou'-eastadverb

    to, toward, or in the southeast


  1. southeastnoun

    The direction of the cardinal compass point halfway between south and east, specifically 135°, abbreviated as SE.

  2. southeastadjective

    Towards the southeast (UK: south-east); southeastwards.

  3. southeastadjective

    southeastern (UK: south-eastern), southeasternmost; occupying a position that is relatively southeast of another.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Southeastnoun

    The point between the East and South; the point of Winter sunrise.

    Etymology: South and East.

    The planting of trees warm upon a wall against the South, or Southeast sun, doth hasten their ripening; and the Southeast is found better than the Southwest. Francis Bacon.

    The three seas of Italy, the Inferiour towards the Southeast, the Ionian towards the South, and the Adriatick on the Northeast side, were commanded by three different nations. Arbuth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southeastnoun

    the point of the compass equally distant from the south and the east; the southeast part or region

  2. Southeastadjective

    of or pertaining to the southeast; proceeding toward, or coming from, the southeast; as, a southeast course; a southeast wind


  1. Southeast

    Southeast is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 18,404 at the 2010 census. The town is in the southeast part of the county. Interstate 84, Interstate 684, U.S. Route 202, and US Route 6 pass through the town.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of southeast in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of southeast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of southeast in a Sentence

  1. Chaz French:

    We give a f--- about these kids in southeast who can't eat, we give a f--- about these kids in northeast who feel like this is the only place they will ever see. We give a f--- about the homeless people who are talented and didn't never have a way out.

  2. Duncan Clark:

    Southeast Asia has a lot of overlap with China in terms of consumer habits, intra-regional trade and tastes, rocket in this case has managed to create a successful, multi-market player in a region which needs scale and breadth to be viable. This has obvious appeal to Alibaba.

  3. Seiichi Fubasami:

    Southeast Asia and North America are our key targets for offshore wind, while Southeast Asia is our focus for hydroelectric.

  4. Ian Storey:

    Cancelling them would have created an opportunity for Beijing to strengthen its strategic ties to Bangkok, and that is clearly something that is not in Washington's interests in the context of U.S.- China competition in Southeast Asia.

  5. James Kavanagh:

    In the developing world, particularly Africa and South and Central America, and Southeast Asia there's a real need to be able to compare like-for-like across borders, so if you're looking at a piece of property or land for investment in Ghana then you can compare the same kind of principles in Botswana.

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