Etymology
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southeast (adv.)

Old English suðeast; see south + east. Related: Southeasterly; southeastern.

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Definitions of southeast
1
southeast (n.)
the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees;
Synonyms: sou'-east / southeastward / se
southeast (n.)
the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point;
southeast (n.)
a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city;
2
southeast (adj.)
coming from the southeast;
Synonyms: southeasterly
southeast (adj.)
situated in or oriented toward the southeast;
Synonyms: southeastern / southeasterly
3
southeast (adv.)
to, toward, or in the southeast;
Synonyms: south-east / sou'-east
4
Southeast (n.)
the southeastern region of the United States;
Synonyms: southeastern United States
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