AskDefine | Define southeast

Dictionary Definition

south-east adv : to, toward, or in the southeast [syn: southeast, sou'-east]southeast adj
1 coming from the southeast; "southeasterly breezes" [syn: southeasterly]
2 situated in or oriented toward the southeast [syn: southeastern, southeasterly]


1 the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees [syn: sou'-east, SE]
2 the southeastern region of the United States [syn: southeastern United States] adv : to, toward, or in the southeast [syn: south-east, sou'-east]

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Alternative forms


  1. The direction of the cardinal compass point halfway between south and east, specifically 135°, abbreviated as SE.



southeast (US) or south-east (UK)
  1. Towards the southeast (UK: south-east); southeastwards.
  2. southeastern (UK: south-eastern), southeasternmost; occupying a position that is relatively southeast of another.


Extensive Definition

Southeast or south east is the ordinal direction halfway between south and east. It the opposite of northwest.
Southeast or South East can refer to:
Southeastern or South Eastern can refer to:
southeast in Bulgarian: Югоизток
southeast in Danish: Sydøst
southeast in German: Südost
southeast in Estonian: Kagu
southeast in French: Sud-Est
southeast in Dutch: Sud-Est
southeast in Japanese: 南東
southeast in Norwegian: Sørøst
southeast in Polish: Południowy wschód
southeast in Portuguese: Sudeste
southeast in Serbian: Југоисток
southeast in Finnish: Kaakko
southeast in Chinese: 東南

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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