Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective situated in, or pointing to, the southeast
  • adjective coming from the southeast
  • noun A strong wind or storm from the southeast.
  • adverb From the southeast.

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

  • adjective coming from the southeast
  • adjective situated in or oriented toward the southeast

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Whirlwind

  • 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 "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

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