What does south mean?

Definitions for south
saʊθ; saʊðsouth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Southnoun

    the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

  2. Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixielandnoun

    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

  3. south, due south, southward, Snoun

    the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees

  4. southnoun

    a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city

  5. southadjective

    the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point

  6. southadverb

    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south

    "the south entrance"

  7. south, to the south, in the southadverb

    in a southern direction

    "we moved south"

Wiktionary

  1. southnoun

    One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map.

  2. southadverb

    Toward the south; southward.

  3. southadverb

    Downward.

  4. southadverb

    In an adverse direction or trend.

  5. southadverb

    Of wind, from the south.

  6. southadjective

    Toward the south; southward.

  7. southadjective

    Of wind, from the south.

  8. southadjective

    Of or pertaining to the south; southern.

  9. southadjective

    Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.

    south highway 1

  10. Southnoun

    Those states which formed the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

  11. Southnoun

    The south-eastern states of the United States, including more or less the same states as formed the Confederacy.

  12. Southnoun

    The southern part of any region.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southnoun

    that one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  2. Southnoun

    a country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  3. Southnoun

    specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  4. Southnoun

    the wind from the south

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  5. Southadjective

    lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  6. Southadverb

    toward the south; southward

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  7. Southadverb

    from the south; as, the wind blows south

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  8. Southverb

    to turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

  9. Southverb

    to come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine

    Etymology: [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sd, sden, Icel. sur, sunnr, Dan. syd, snden, Sw. syd, sder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. 297. See Sun.]

Freebase

  1. South

    South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. South is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the polar opposite of north and is perpendicular to east and west. By convention, the bottom side of a map is south. To go south using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 180°.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. South

    sowth, n. the direction in which the sun appears at noon to the people north of the Tropic of Cancer: any land opposite the north: the Southern States in U.S. history: the side of a church on the right hand of one facing the altar.—adj. lying towards the south.—adv. towards the south.—v.i. to veer towards the south: to cross the meridian of a place.—n. South′-east′, the direction equally distant from the south and east.—adjs. South′-east′, South′-east′erly, South′-east′ern, pertaining to, in the direction of, or coming from the south-east.—n. South′-east′er, a wind from the south-east.—advs. South′-east′ward, -ly, toward the south-east.—n. Souther (sowth′-), a wind from the south.—v.i. to veer toward the south.—adj. Southering (suth′-), turned toward the south, having a southern exposure.—n. Southerliness (suth′-), the condition of being southerly.—adjs. Southerly (suth′-), Southern (suth′-), pertaining to, situated in, or proceeding from or towards the south:—superls. Southermost (suth′-), Southernmost (suth′-), South′most, most southern, farthest towards the south.—n. Southerner (suth′-), an inhabitant of the south, esp. of the Southern States of America.—v.t. and v.i. Southernise (suth′-), to render southern in qualities or character, or to become such.—n. Southernism (suth′-), a form of expression peculiar to the south, esp. the Southern States of America.—adv. Southernly (suth′-), towards the south.—ns. Southernwood (suth′-), an aromatic plant of southern Europe, closely allied to wormwood; Southing (sowth′-), tendency or motion to the south: the time at which the moon passes the meridian; South′land, the south (also adj.).—adv. South′ly.—n. South′ness, tendency of a magnetic needle to point toward the south.—adj. Southron (suth′-), southern, esp. English.—n. a native or inhabitant of a southern country or district: an Englishman.—advs. South′ward (also suth′ard), toward the south (also n. and adj.); South′wardly (also adj.); South′wards.—n. South′-west′, the direction equally distant from the south and west—adjs. South′-west′, South′-west′erly, South′-west′ern, pertaining to, proceeding from, or lying in the direction of the south-west.—n. South′-west′er, a storm or gale from the south-west: a painted canvas hat with a broad flap behind for the neck (often Sou′west′er).—South Sea, the Pacific Ocean. [A.S. súth; Ger. süd, Ice. sudhr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. south

    Is an intuitively known direction or compass point on a navigational system on planet earth.

    True south is the direction towards the southern end of the axis about which the earth rotates.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2017  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'south' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #577

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'south' in Written Corpus Frequency: #798

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'south' in Nouns Frequency: #233

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  1. shout, thous

  2. shout

  3. thous

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of south in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of south in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of south in a Sentence

  1. Peter Layton:

    The very public withdrawal of the CBP seems to be deliberately timed to reinforce the regional perceptions of a rising South China, and a withdrawing America.

  2. Le Roux:

    South Africa west coast's iconic, south Africa west coast's really important that we find South Africa west coast.

  3. Randy Forbes:

    The passage of U.S. vessels within 12 nautical miles of China's man-made features in the South China Sea is a necessary and overdue response to China’s destabilizing behavior in the region.

  4. Wouter Vergeer:

    Most people don't realize how vast Africa is and that East and southern Africa are just as far from the outbreak area as Europe or South America, all safari countries have enacted strict precautionary measures and as there currently are no Ebola cases the risk of infection is effectively zero.

  5. The Australian:

    The Australian Defence Force has maintained a robust program of international engagement with countries in and around the South China Sea for decades.

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