What does Southern mean?

Definitions for Southern
ˈsʌð ərnsouth·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. southernadjective

    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, southernadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the south

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

  3. southernadjective

    situated in or coming from regions of the south

    "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"

  4. southerly, southernadjective

    from the south; used especially of wind

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

Wiktionary

  1. southernadjective

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

  2. southernadjective

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

    The southern climate.

  3. southernadjective

    Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.

  4. Southernadjective

    from or pertaining to the southern part of any region

  5. Southernadjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Southernadjective

    Etymology: suðerne , Saxon; from South.

    Why mourn I not for thee,
    And with the southern clouds contend in tears? William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Mens bodies are heavier when southern winds blow than when northern. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Frowning Auster seeks the southern sphere,
    And rots with endless rain th’ unwholsome year. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southernadjective

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

  2. Southernnoun

    a Southerner

  3. 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

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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. White House:

    Industry should be in communication with their counterparts in Mexico to encourage the Mexican government to work with the Administration and stave off the dangerous crisis at our southern border as quickly as possible.

  2. The Malaysian report:

    The analysis showed the aircraft changed course shortly after it passed the northern tip of Sumatra (Indonesia) and travelled in a southerly direction until it ran out of fuel in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia.

  3. Susanne Kluh:

    Southern California has really changed the manpower needs.

  4. John Cohen:

    What smugglers will do is they will infiltrate those online communities. They will provide information -- very oftentimes manufactured information -- that there's an opportunity to enter the John Cohen, they'll seek to organize large groups of migrants who will then travel to the southern border and present en masse.

  5. Chief Garcia:

    Southern California typically has a fire season of historically late June and then into the fall, but we're seeing activity now year round.

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