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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
ở phương nam


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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She watched him for a moment with artistic pleasure, thinking how like an Italian he looked, as he lay basking in the sun with uncovered head and eyes full of southern dreaminess, for he seemed to have forgotten her and fallen into a reverie.
He said her voice reminded him of Southern voices, and he found as many opportunities of hearing it as possible.
She was happy to be alive and breathing, when her whole being seemed to be one with the sunlight, the color, the odors, the luxuriant warmth of some perfect Southern day.
Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement.
He is seldom seen; at least I have never seen him except in the remoter southern seas, and then always at too great a distance to study his countenance.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Bubbly Creek" is an arm of the Chicago River, and forms the southern boundary of the yards: all the drainage of the square mile of packing houses empties into it, so that it is really a great open sewer a hundred or two feet wide.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
No: until I want the protection of Massachusetts to be extended to me in some distant Southern port, where my liberty is endangered, or until I am bent solely on building up an estate at home by peaceful enterprise, I can afford to refuse allegiance to Massachusetts, and her right to my property and life.
Sir Francis Head, an English traveler and a Governor-General of Canada, tells us that "in both the northern and southern hemispheres of the New World, Nature has not only outlined her works on a larger scale, but has painted the whole picture with brighter and more costly colors than she used in delineating and in beautifying the Old World.
Well, as it turned out, this charcoal burner was just the twin of the Southern "poor white" of the far future.
If any real lynching's going to be done it will be done in the dark, Southern fashion; and when they come they'll bring their masks, and fetch a MAN along.

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