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

  • adj. Situated toward the southeast.
  • adj. Coming or being from the southeast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. situated in, or pointing to, the southeast
  • adj. coming from the southeast
  • n. A strong wind or storm from the southeast.
  • adv. From the southeast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated in or going toward or arriving from the southeast, or the general direction of southeast: as, a southeasterly course; a southeasterly wind.
  • Toward or from the southeast, or a general southeast direction.

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

  • adj. coming from the southeast
  • adj. situated in or oriented toward the southeast


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  • So they sailed round the Cape, calling the southeasterly extremity "Point Cave," till they came to an island which they named Martha's Vineyard (now called No Man's Land), and another on which they dwelt awhile, which they named Elizabeth's Island, in honor of the queen, one of the group since so called, now known by its Indian name Cuttyhunk.

    Cape Cod

  • The NTSB was able to track the route on three previous flights piloted by Smith and each one took a southeasterly route through a wide valley between mountains.

    NTSB: Ted Stevens' plane crash remains a mystery

  • The dry season, caused by the Humboldt current, is characterized by cool temperatures (17°C-22°C), a fairly persistent fog (garua) that envelopes the highlands of the larger islands in mist and drizzle, together with southeasterly winds.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • A "jugo" is a southeasterly wind on the Adriatic, but Zastava realized that "Jugo" might be pronounced jug-o in America, and it means "juice" in Spanish, so the J was changed to a Y.

    The Little Car That Couldn't

  • A full moon and strong southeasterly winds have also prompted a coastal flood watch along the low-lying communities perched on the fingertips of marshy bayous.

    Approach of storm delays effort to boost oil extraction from damaged BP well

  • The bombers possessed an invincible ally in the form of stiff southeasterly winds that whipped and whirled burning embers from one neighborhood to another.


  • The main axis of this advance would be to the south of Kiev, and the left, or exposed flank of the German forces would be shielded by the Dnieper River, which, after leaving Kiev flows in a southeasterly direction toward the Black Sea, then makes an abrupt southwesterly turn, emerging outside Odessa.


  • By noon the Almeisan rounds the tip of Long Island at Montauk and is in the open waters of the North Atlantic, heading in a southeasterly direction.


  • The first rule is that gold currencies moved through Afghanistan in a southeasterly direction from Russia to India rather than being consumed in the country.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • Bob predicted that the swell would become a little uncomfortable with an east going current clashing with the southeasterly wind and, believe me, he was right!

    True Spirit


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