What does Southern mean?

Definitions for Southern
ˈsʌð ərnSouth·ern

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Southern.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. southern(adj)

    in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

    "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"

  2. southerly, southern(adj)

    situated in or oriented toward the south

    "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"

  3. southern(adj)

    situated in or coming from regions of the south

    "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"

  4. southerly, southern(adj)

    from the south; used especially of wind

    "a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"

Wiktionary

  1. southern(Adjective)

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.

  2. southern(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.

    The southern climate.

  3. southern(Adjective)

    Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.

  4. Southern(Adjective)

    from or pertaining to the southern part of any region

  5. Southern(Adjective)

    from or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region.

    The southern climate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southern(adj)

    of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south

    Etymology: [AS. sern. See South.]

  2. Southern(noun)

    a Southerner

    Etymology: [AS. sern. See South.]

Freebase

  1. Southern

    Southern is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Govia operating the South Central franchise. It is a subsidiary of Govia, a joint venture between transport groups Go-Ahead and Keolis, and has operated the South Central rail franchise since August 2001 and the Gatwick Express service since June 2008. Southern operates passenger services from London Bridge and London Victoria to Beckenham Junction, Epsom Downs, Leatherhead, East Grinstead, Uckfield, Caterham, Tattenham Corner, Horsham, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne and Ore. It also operates services from Brighton to Ashford, Brighton to Seaford, Brighton to Southampton and South Croydon to Milton Keynes.

Editors Contribution

  1. southern

    Relating to the direction south.

    The southern hemisphere has a different climate to the northern hemisphere.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Southern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1903

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Southern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2160

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Southern' in Adjectives Frequency: #246

How to pronounce Southern?

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How to say Southern in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Southern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Southern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Southern in a Sentence

  1. John F. Kennedy:

    Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

  2. Evan Duffey:

    It's going to be a pretty active weekend as far as winter weather, it looks like it's going to be pretty bad across the southwest into the southern plains.

  3. Angel Rabasa:

    The attack did not bear the hallmarks of either southern Muslim separatists or red-shirt militants, both groups have carried out terrorist attacks in the past, but not on this scale in terms of loss of life.

  4. Mark McGranaghan:

    The concept is really built off of learnings from Southern California Edison, they have taken so many people through their labs, it's amazing.

  5. Michael Czin:

    For a decade, the DNC has invested in all of our state parties year in, and year out, including those in the South, whether it's working with state parties to build our voter file, investing in our State Party Partnership which funds staff on the ground, or our voter expansion and protection programs, the DNC is there to support state parties across the South. We have a lot of work to do, but we are proud of our investments in southern states over the last decade.

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