American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
- adj. Coming from the south: southern breezes.
- adj. Native to or growing in the south.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
- adj. Being south of the equator.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the south, or a region, place, or point which is nearer the south than some other region, place, or point indicated; situated in the south; specifically, in the United States, belonging to those States or that part of the Union called the South (see south, n., 3). Abbreviated S.
- Directed or leading toward the south or a point near it: as, to steer a southern course.
- Coming from the south; southerly: as, a southern breeze.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of the south, of a southern country, or of the southern part of a country. Compare southron.
- Same as south, 1, or souther.
- adj. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
- adj. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.
- n. rare A Southerner.
- adj. situated in or oriented toward the south
- adj. from the south; used especially of wind
- adj. situated in or coming from regions of the south
- adj. in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
- From Middle English southerne, sothern, sutherne, from Old English sūþerne ("southern, southerly, coming from the south; of southern make"), from Proto-Germanic *sunþra (“southwards”), from Proto-Indo-European *sun-, *swen- (“sun”). Cognate with Scots southron, sudron ("southern"), Old Frisian sūthern, sūdern ("southern"), Middle Low German sūdern ("southern"), Middle High German sundern ("southern"), Icelandic súðrænn ("southern, tropical"). More at south. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English southerne, from Old English sūtherne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, the term southern strategy, to me, as it is personified by Mr. Nixon, really means the reversal of the New Society philosophies that”
“His aims - to "desectarianise" his word southern society, achieve social reforms and eliminate poverty - were laudable but not fully achieved.”
“I think the term "southern" brings to mind racism more than "baptist" does.”
“The term southern hospitality is there for a reason," says Grand Bear's head golf pro Mike Buckley.”
“It's what we call a southern branch of the jet stream, an active branch when El Nino happens.”
“It's what we call a southern branch of the jet stream.”
“In a convention address, Tsvangirai had urged his followers to stock up with scarce foodstuffs for what he called a southern hemisphere winter of discontent.”
“There's a very large low pressure system that, in fact, is going to roll through the Southwest, part of that very active, what we call southern stream, kind of indicative of what El Nino can bring.”
“There is speculation about China trying to capture what they call southern Tibet (Arunachal Pradesh).”
“According to Gary Lucier, an Ag Economist with the United States Department of Agriculture, 48 percent of all cole slaw eaten in the United States is consumed in the 16 states in what they call the southern region.”
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