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Meaning of south by Wiktionary Dictionary

south


    Etymology

    Old English sūþ

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /saʊθ/, X-SAMPA: /saUT/
    • Rhymes: -aʊθ

    Noun

    south ( uncountable )

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

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    Adjective

    south

    1. Toward the south; southward .
    2. ( meteorology ) Of wind, from the south .
    3. Of or pertaining to the south; southern .
    4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic .
      south highway 1

    Adverb

    south ( not comparable )

    1. Toward the south; southward .
    2. Downward .
    3. In an adverse direction or trend .
    4. ( meteorology ) Of wind, from the south .

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Explanation of south by Wordnet Dictionary

south


    Adverb
    1. in a southern direction

    2. we moved south
    Adjective
    1. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south

    2. the south entrance
    Noun
    1. a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city

    2. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

    3. the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

    4. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees

    5. the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point



    Definition of south by GCIDE Dictionary

    south


    1. South ( ?; by sailors sou ), n. [OE. south, suþ, AS. sūð for sunð; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. süd, süden, Icel. suðr, sunnr, Dan. syd, sönden, Sw. syd, söder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. √297. See Sun.]
      1. 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 country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country. “The queen of the south.” Matt. xii. 42.

      3. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.

      4. The wind from the south. [Obs.] Shak.

    2. South, 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”. “At the south entry.” Shak.

      South-Sea tea ( Bot. ) See Yaupon.

    3. South, adv.
      1. Toward the south; southward.

      2. From the south; as, “the wind blows south”. Bacon.

    4. South v. i. [imp. & p. p. Southed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Southing.]
      1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.

      2. ( Astron. ) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, “the moon souths at nine”.