Pronunciation: (south"ēst'; Naut.sou"ēst'), [key]
1. the point or direction midway between south and east. Abbr.: SE
2. a region in this direction.
3. (cap.) the southeast region of the United States.
1. lying toward, situated in, or directed toward the southeast.
2. coming from the southeast, as a wind.
in the direction midway between south and east.
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