southeast
I. adverb Date: before 12th century to, toward, or in the southeast II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the general direction between south and east b. the point midway between the south and east compass points 2. capitalized regions or countries lying to the southeast of a specified or implied point of orientation III. adjective Date: 14th century 1. coming from the southeast <
a southeast wind
>
2. situated toward or at the southeast <
the southeast corner
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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