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Definition of "southeast" []

  • The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and due east, or 135° east of due north. (noun)
  • An area or region lying in the southeast. (noun)
  • A region of the southeast United States generally including Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. (noun)
  • To, toward, of, facing, or in the southeast. (adjective)
  • Originating in or coming from the southeast: a southeast wind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "southeast" in a sentence
  • "We're still waiting on a permit on a critical gathering line in what we call the southeast bread Red Wash area which is in the extreme southeastern corner of our big block of acreage."
  • "At a shelter for homeless and at-risk youth in southeast Washington, President-elect Barack Obama rolled up his sleeves, grabbed a paint brush and went to work on Monday."
  • "The race looped from Monaco, across the Mediterranean rim into Spain, up the Pyrenees, diagonally across central and northeastern France to the Alps, and then down to Saturday's race climax on the dreaded Mont Ventoux in southeast France before the Paris finish."