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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