Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The direction of the cardinal compass point halfway between south and east, specifically 135°, abbreviated as SE.
  • adj. Towards the southeast (UK: south-east); southeastwards.
  • adj. southeastern (UK: south-eastern), southeasternmost; occupying a position that is relatively southeast of another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the southeast; proceeding toward, or coming from, the southeast
  • n. The point of the compass equally distant from the south and the east; the southeast part or region.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That point on the horizon between south and east which is equally distant from them; S. 45° E., or E. 45° S., or, loss strictly, a point or region intermediate between south and east.
  • Pertaining to the southeast; proceeding from or directed toward that point; southeastern.
  • Toward or from the southeast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a location in the southeastern part of a country, region, or city
  • adj. coming from the southeast
  • n. the southeastern region of the United States
  • adj. situated in or oriented toward the southeast
  • n. the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
  • n. the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
  • adv. to, toward, or in the southeast
  • adv. to, toward, or in the southeast

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I shot that Rock after walking out of the best cafe in southeast Ireland and unlike most American tourists who enjoy their own postcard photo moments, I stayed behind for more than three hours.

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  • Matt sez, The weekend of May 1 through 3, Penguicon brings together science fiction, open source software, and other geek interests in southeast Michigan.

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  • Mr. Wallace used his training in southeast Asia while he was assigned to an international police unit.

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  • After six years in southeast Asia, Jim returned to the United States and became an instructor for the United States Marine Corps.

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  • A few years ago he was the manager of one of their hotels in southeast México, I believe it might have been in Vera Cruz but I don't really remember now.

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  • A 51-year-old woman was attacked by coyotes Saturday night as she walked her dog in southeast Denver, wildlife officials said.

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