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

  • noun A storm or gale blowing from the southeast.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wind, gale, or storm from the southeast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A storm, strong wind, or gale coming from the southeast.
  • adverb Toward the southeast.

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

  • noun A strong wind blowing from the southeast

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

  • noun a strong wind from the southeast


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  • They are considered vulnerable because loss of their habitat in southeaster Kenya and eastern Tanzania.

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  • He come home light and anchored off the bar, just as a southeaster was a-comin 'on.

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  • Sometimes a "southeaster" blows up from the Japan Current, or Black Stream, as the Japanese call the warm, dark-blue waters that pour out of the China Sea.

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  • And so he was content, with Dede at his side, to watch the procession of the days and seasons from the farm-house perched on the canon-lip; to ride through crisp frosty mornings or under burning summer suns; and to shelter in the big room where blazed the logs in the fireplace he had built, while outside the world shuddered and struggled in the storm-clasp of a southeaster.

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  • Next he attempted the tiny front porch, until a howling southeaster drenched the wheel a night-long.

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  • Tom was the only man who dared run the bar in the dark, and that last time, between nightfall and the dawn, with a southeaster breezing up, he had sailed his schooner in and out again.


  • Inside another hour there was no doubt that we were in for a southeaster.


  • He stole a glance at the rattling windows, looked upward at the beamed roof, and listened for a moment to the savage roar of the southeaster as it caught the bungalow in its bellowing jaws.


  • In six days we had two stiff blows, and, in addition, one proper southwester and one ripsnorting southeaster.


  • On deck he found the Mary Rogers running off before a howling southeaster.



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