southeasterly
adverb or adjective Etymology: 2southeast + -erly (as in easterly) Date: 1708 1. from the southeast 2. toward the southeast

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  • southeasterly — [south΄ēs′tər lē] adj., adv. 1. in or toward the southeast 2. from the southeast, as a wind …   English World dictionary

  • southeasterly — south|east|er|ly [ˌsauθˈi:stəli US ər ] adj 1.) towards or in the southeast ▪ Snow will spread to southeasterly regions tonight. 2.) a southeasterly wind comes from the southeast …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • southeasterly — south|east|er|ly [ ,sauθ istərli ] adjective toward or in the southeast: the southeasterly parts of the U.S. a. a southeasterly wind blows from the southeast …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • southeasterly — adjective 1 towards or in the southeast: Snow will spread to southeasterly regions tonight. 2 a southeasterly wind comes from the southeast …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • southeasterly — adjective 1. coming from the southeast southeasterly breezes • Syn: ↑southeast • Similar to: ↑south • Derivationally related forms: ↑southeaster 2. situated in or oriented toward the southeast …   Useful english dictionary

  • southeasterly — /sowth ee steuhr lee/; Naut. /sow ee steuhr lee/, adj., adv. toward or from the southeast. [1700 10; SOUTH + EASTERLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • southeasterly — 1. adjective a) situated in, or pointing to, the southeast b) coming from the southeast 2. adverb From the southeast …   Wiktionary

  • southeasterly — adj. facing toward the southeast; coming from the southeast adv. toward the southeast; from the southeast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • southeasterly — south·east·er·ly …   English syllables

  • southeasterly — south•east•er•ly [[t]ˌsaʊθˈi stər li[/t]] naut. [[t]ˌsaʊ [/t]] adj. adv. naut. navig. toward or from the southeast • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

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