Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or coming from the south.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Southern; lying in or pertaining to the south: as, austral lands; the austral signs of the zodiac.
  • [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the great group of islands in the southern hemisphere of which New Zealand, Tasmania, and the continental island of Australia are the chief; Australasian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Southern; lying or being in the south
  • adjective (Biogeography) Designating, or pertaining to, a zone extending across North America between the Transition and Tropical zones, and including most of the United States and central Mexico except the mountainous parts.
  • adjective (Astron.) the last six signs of the zodiac, or those south of the equator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or coming from the south.
  • noun A former currency of Argentina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of the south or coming from the south
  • noun the basic unit of money in Argentina; equal to 100 centavos

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin austrālis, from auster, austr-, south; see aus- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin australis ("southern")

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