from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
- adjective Coming from the south.
- adjective Native to or growing in the south.
- adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
- adjective Being south of the equator.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun A native or an inhabitant of the south, of a southern country, or of the southern part of a country. Compare
- Same as
south, 1, or souther.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A Southerner.
- adjective Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.
- adjective (Astron.) a constellation of the southern hemisphere containing several bright stars so related in position as to resemble a cross.
- adjective (Astron.) a constelation of the southern hemisphere (
Piscis Australis) containing the bright star Fomalhaut.
- adjective (U.S. Hist. & Geog.) the States of the American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed as one of the Southern States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, facing, situated in, or related to the
- adjective Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
- adjective Of a
wind: blowingfrom the south; southerly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective situated in or oriented toward the south
- adjective from the south; used especially of wind
- adjective situated in or coming from regions of the south
- adjective in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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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.
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'There is speculation about China trying to capture what they call southern Tibet (Arunachal Pradesh).
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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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