- south|east1 Southeast [ˌsauθˈi:st] n written abbreviation SE [U]1.) the direction that is exactly between south and east2.) the southeastthe southeastern part of a country>southeast adv▪ We continued southeast to Kells.southeast 2southeast2 adj Southeast written abbreviation SE1.) a southeast wind comes from the southeast2.) in the southeast of a place▪ the southeast quarter of the city
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.