Definition of South

1. Noun. The region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line.




2. Adjective. Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south. "The south entrance"

3. Adverb. In a southern direction. "We moved south"
Exact synonyms: In The South, To The South

4. Noun. The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.

5. Noun. The cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees.
Exact synonyms: Due South, S, Southward
Generic synonyms: Cardinal Compass Point

6. Noun. A location in the southern part of a country, region, or city.
Generic synonyms: Location
Attributes: Southern

7. Noun. The direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point.
Generic synonyms: Direction

Definition of South

1. n. That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.

2. a. Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole.

3. adv. Toward the south; southward.

4. v. i. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.

Definition of South

1. Proper noun. (American English) Those states which formed the Confederacy during the American Civil War. ¹

2. Proper noun. (American English) The south-eastern states of the United States, including more or less the same states as formed the Confederacy. ¹

3. Proper noun. The southern part of any region. ¹

4. Noun. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map. ¹

5. Adjective. Toward the south; southward. ¹

6. Adjective. (meteorology) Of wind, from the south. ¹

7. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the south; southern. ¹

8. Adjective. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic. ¹

9. Adverb. Toward the south; southward. ¹

10. Adverb. Downward. ¹

11. Adverb. In an adverse direction or trend. ¹

12. Adverb. (meteorology) Of wind, from the south. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of South

1. to move toward the south (a cardinal point of the compass) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of South

1. Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole. "At the south entry. " South-Sea tea See Yaupon. 1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south. 2. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine. Origin: Southed; Southing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

South Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of South

sout
soutache
soutaches
soutage
soutane
soutanes
soutar
soutars
souteneurs
souter
souterly
souterrain
souterrains
souters
south (current term)
south-central
south-east
south-eastern
south-polar
south-pole
south-seeking pole
south-south-east
south-south-west
south-southeast
south-southwest
south-west
south-western
south Australia
south africa

Literary usage of South

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1881)
"Strictly speaking, of course, the term " Temperate south Africa " would be taken ... Thence the boundary of the temperate region trends in a south-easterly ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1910)
"OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS THE south AFRICA ACT,. [9 Edw. 7. Ch. 9.] Whereas it is desirable for the welfare and future progress of south Africa that the several ..."

3. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"In the southern hemisphere, if we compare large tracts of land in Australia, south Africa, and western south America, between luti- ludos 25° and 35°, ..."

4. A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1908)
"INTRODUCTION TRANSPORTATION IN THE ANTE-BELLVM south: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS1 AN EVER since the resort to tobacco culture at Jamestown and to rice in Carolina, ..."

5. A History of the Australasian Colonies: (from Their Foundation in the Year 1893) by Edward Jenks (1896)
"CHAPTER I. DISCOVERIES IN THE south SEAS. THE first duty qf an. author who . ... which itself lies due south of the south-eastern coast of Australia, ..."

6. Africa by Augustus Henry Keane (1904)
"... are clearly separated by a great volcanic fault, whose main axis runs for about a thousand miles in the direction from south-west to north-east. ..."

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