What does Southern mean?

Definitions for Southern
ˈsʌð ərnSouth·ern

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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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    Karen
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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. Edison Hayden:

    Emails are emails, southern Poverty Law Center fights tirelessly against all hate, including anti-Semitism.

  2. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  3. Paul Chodas:

    The asteroid will be brightest while it moves through southern skies, amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere and at low northern latitudes should be able to see this asteroid using moderate size telescopes with apertures of at least 8 inches in the nights leading up to closest approach, but they will probably need star charts to find it.

  4. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    At my headquarters, I'm pressing my staff continually to stay one step ahead of groups like ISIS, AQAP, Al-Shabaab, to stay one step ahead of the weather, to stay one step ahead of the cyberattacks we face, to stay once step ahead of what's happening on our southern border.

  5. Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    If Turkey chooses the latter, these people will arrive at Hungary's southern border in huge masses.

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