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 (south-ēst′, sou-ēst′)
1. Abbr. SE The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and due east, or 135° east of due north.
2. An area or region lying in the southeast.
3. Southeast A region of the southeast United States, usually including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and sometimes including other adjoining states.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the southeast.
2. Originating in or coming from the southeast: a southeast wind.
In, from, or toward the southeast.

south·east′ern adj.


(ˌsaʊθˈiːst; ˌsaʊˈiːst)
1. (Navigation) the point of the compass or the direction midway between south and east, 135° clockwise from north
2. (Navigation) (usually preceded by: the) any area lying in or towards this direction
3. (sometimes capital) of or denoting the southeastern part of a specified country, area, etc
4. situated in, proceeding towards, or facing the southeast
5. (Physical Geography) (esp of the wind) from the southeast
in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the southeast
Symbol: SE
ˌsouthˈeasternmost adj


(Placename) the Southeast the southeastern part of Britain, esp the London area


(ˌsaʊθˈist; Naut. ˌsaʊ-)

1. the point or direction midway between south and east. Abbr.: SE
2. a region in this direction.
3. the Southeast, the southeast region of the United States.
4. in, toward, or facing the southeast: a southeast course.
5. coming from the southeast: a southeast wind.
6. toward the southeast: sailing southeast.
7. from the southeast.
[before 900]
south`east′ern, adj.
south`east′ern•most` (-ˌmoʊst) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southeast - the compass point midway between south and eastsoutheast - the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
2.southeast - the southeastern region of the United StatesSoutheast - the southeastern region of the United States
eastern United States, East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
3.southeast - the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
4.southeast - a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city
location - a point or extent in space
Adj.1.southeast - coming from the southeast; "southeasterly breezes"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
2.southeast - situated in or oriented toward the southeast
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
Adv.1.southeast - to, toward, or in the southeast
hướng đông nam


A. Nsudeste m, sureste m
B. ADJ [point, direction] → sudeste, sureste; [wind] → del sudeste, del sureste
C. ADV (= southeastward) → hacia el sudeste or sureste; (= in the southeast) → al sudeste or sureste, en el sudeste or sureste
D. CPD Southeast Asia Nel sudeste de Asia, el sudeste asiático


جَنُوبُ شَرْقِيٌّ jihovýchod sydøst Südosten νοτιοανατολικά sudeste kaakko sud-est jugoistok sud-est 南東 남동쪽 zuidoosten sørøst południowo-wschodni sudeste юго-восток sydost ตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ güneydoğu hướng đông nam 东南
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Toward the southeast, but in immediate contact with the fort, was an entrenched camp, posted on a rocky eminence, that would have been far more eligible for the work itself, in which Hawkeye pointed out the presence of those auxiliary regiments that had so recently left the Hudson in their company.
It was an inclement night; the southeast wind drove the mingled snow and rain into her thinly sheltered bosom; her satin slippers were wet through and through, as she trod the muddy sidewalks.
And southeast and by south yesterday evening -- ha?
Slowly she drifted to the southeast, rising higher and higher as the flames ate away her wooden parts and diminished the weight upon her.
He crouched and leaped to a lower limb and was away through the trees toward the southeast, bearing away from the river.
The schooner paused not, but rushing across the harbour, pitched herself on that accumulation of sand and gravel washed by many tides and many storms into the southeast corner of the pier jutting under the East Cliff, known locally as Tate Hill Pier.
We were then about eighteen hundred miles from our starting-point, and the course of the Nautilus, a little changed, was bringing it back towards the southeast.
Far away to the southeast, marking the quiet, we heard the Martians hooting to one another, and then the air quivered again with the distant thud of their guns.
On the first day, they proceeded about eight miles to the southeast, and encamped for the night, still in the valley of Pierre's Hole.
said the sheriff, seating himself down comfort ably in his chair, “you’d the wind southeast, I see, all last night I thought it would have blown up rain.
It is sixty miles in width, and extends far to the southeast between parallel ridges of mountains, which bound it on the east and west.
And as I did their bidding I noticed what indeed had long been apparent to idler eyes: the wind was not; we had lost our southeast trades; the doomed ship was rolling in a dead calm.

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