southeast Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    southeastward; SE; sou'-east.
  2. noun the southeastern region of the United States
    southeastern United States.
  3. noun the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
  4. noun a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city
  5. adjective satellite coming from the southeast
    • southeasterly breezes
  6. adjective satellite situated in or oriented toward the southeast
    southeastern; southeasterly.
  7. adverb to, toward, or in the southeast
    sou'-east; south-east.


South`east" noun
  1. The point of the compass equally distant from the south and the east; the southeast part or region.
South`east adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the southeast; proceeding toward, or coming from, the southeast; as, a southeast course; a southeast wind.

Webster 1913