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1. Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
2. Coming from the south: southern breezes.
3. Native to or growing in the south.
4. often Southern Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
5. Being south of the equator.

[Middle English southerne, from Old English sūtherne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

south′ern·ness′ n.


1. situated in or towards the south
2. (of a wind, etc) coming from the south
3. native to, inhabiting, or growing in the south
4. (Astronomy) (sometimes capital) astronomy south of the celestial equator


(Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of the south of a particular region or country


(ˈsʌð ərn)

1. lying toward, situated in, or directed toward the south.
2. coming from the south, as a wind.
3. of or pertaining to the south.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the South of the United States.
5. being or located south of the celestial equator or of the zodiac: a southern constellation.
6. (cap.) the nonrhotic varieties of American English spoken in most of the lowland southern U.S., from E Texas east to Georgia and Florida and hence north to Virginia to S Maryland.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sūtherne. See south, -ern]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.southern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"
northern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
2.southern - situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
3.southern - situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"
northern - situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"
4.southern - from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
suîur-, suîrænn
güneygüneyde olan
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A. ADJdel sur, sureño, meridional
in southern Spainal sur or en el sur de España, en la España meridional
the southern part of the islandla parte sur or meridional de la isla
the southern coastla costa meridional or (del) sur
southern cuisinela cocina sureña
B. CPD Southern Cone NCono m Sur
Southern Cross NCruz f del Sur
Southern Europe NEuropa f meridional, Europa del Sur
the southern hemisphere Nel hemisferio sur, el hemisferio austral


[ˈsʌðərn] adj [coast, boundary, tip] → sud inv; [accent, climate, cuisine, state] → du sud
the southern part of the island → la partie sud de l'île
with a southern aspect → orienté(e) au sud, exposé(e) au sud
the southern hemisphere → l'hémisphère sud
Southern England → le sud de l'Angleterre


adjsüdlich; (in names) → Süd-; (= Mediterranean)südländisch; southern peopleSüdländer pl; a southern belleeine Schönheit aus dem Süden; Southern Africadas südliche Afrika; Southern EuropeSüdeuropa nt; Southern EnglandSüdengland nt; Southern States (US) → Südstaaten pl


[ˈsʌðən] adj (region) → del sud, meridionale; (coast) → meridionale; (wall) → esposto/a a sud
Southern Europe → l'Europa del sud or meridionale
in southern Spain → nella Spagna del sud or meridionale, nel sud della Spagna


(sauθ) noun
1. the direction to the right of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. He stood facing towards the south; She lives in the south of France.
2. one of the four main points of the compass.
1. in the south. She works on the south coast.
2. from the direction of the south. a south wind.
towards the south. This window faces south.
southerly (ˈsaðəli) adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the south. a southerly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the south. in a southerly direction.
southern (ˈsaðən) adjective
of the south. Your speech sounds southern to me; Australia is in the southern hemisphere.
southerner (ˈsaðənə) noun
a person who lives, or was born, in a southern region or country.
southernmost (ˈsaðənmoust) adjective
being furthest south. the southernmost point on the mainland.
ˈsouthward adjective
towards the south. in a southward direction.
ˈsouthward(s) adverb
towards the south. We are moving southwards.
ˈsouthbound adjective
travelling southwards. southbound traffic.
ˌsouth-ˈeast / ˌsouth-ˈwest nouns
the direction midway between south and east or south and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction.
1. in the south-east or south-west. the south-east coast.
2. from the direction of the south-east or south-west. a south-east wind.
towards the south-east or south-west. The gateway faces south-west.
ˌsouth-ˈeasterly / ˌsouth-ˈwesterly adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the south-east or south-west. a south-easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the south-east or south-west. a south-westerly direction.
ˌsouth-ˈeastern / ˌsouth-ˈwestern adjective
of the south-east or south-west. a south-western dialect.
the South Pole
the southern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.


جَنُوبِيّ jižní sydlig südlich νότιος del sur eteläinen austral južni meridionale 南の 남쪽의 zuidelijke sørlig południowy sulista южный sydlig ในทางภาคใต้ güney ở phương nam 南方的
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As the cold came on, and as each more southern zone became fitted for arctic beings and ill-fitted for their former more temperate inhabitants, the latter would be supplanted and arctic productions would take their places.
And as soon as silence came, I found myself in front of this extraordinary mass of faces, thinking not of them, but of that long and unhappy chapter in our country's history which followed the one great structural mistake of the Fathers of the Republic; thinking of the one continuous great problem that generations of statesmen had wrangled over, and a million men fought about, and that had so dwarfed the mass of English men in the Southern States as to hold them back a hundred years behind their fellows in every other part of the world--in England, in Australia, and in the Northern and Western States; I was thinking of this dark shadow that had oppressed every large-minded statesman from Jefferson to Lincoln.
We subscribe to the doctrine," might one of our Southern brethren observe, "that representation relates more immediately to persons, and taxation more immediately to property, and we join in the application of this distinction to the case of our slaves.
The ideas of men who speculate upon the dismemberment of the empire seem generally turned toward three confederacies -- one consisting of the four Northern, another of the four Middle, and a third of the five Southern States.
JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
No sooner would this become evident than the NORTHERN HIVE would excite the same ideas and sensations in the more southern parts of America which it formerly did in the southern parts of Europe.
It was on a gray afternoon in the lull of a three days' gale that had left the Southern Ocean tumbling heavily upon our ship, under a sky hung with rags of clouds that seemed to have been cut and hacked by the keen edge of a sou'-west gale.
Napoleon's historians describe to us his skilled maneuvers at Tarutino and Malo-Yaroslavets, and make conjectures as to what would have happened had Napoleon been in time to penetrate into the rich southern provinces.
The plants from the southern parts of America will be given by Dr.
To observers in the southern hemisphere (Patagonia for example), the moon's west would be quite to their left, and the east to their right, as the south is behind them.
It was in 1862 that, in spite of the Southern Members of Congress, who wished a more southerly route, it was decided to lay the road between the forty-first and forty-second parallels.
He did nothing of the kind, but continued on his way to the southern regions.

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