from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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