What does southern mean?

Definitions for southern
ˈsʌð ərnsouth·ern

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word southern.

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.

ChatGPT

  1. southern

    "Southern" is primarily used as an adjective or noun referring to something located in or related to the south or a southern area. It could be related to geography, indicating something positioned to the south of a specific area. It could also represent culture, traditions, accent or cuisine of regions situated in the southern part of a particular place. The term's usage and implications would vary based on the context, whether it refers to the Southern US, the Southern Hemisphere, etc.

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.]

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SOUTHERN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Southern is ranked #4587 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Southern surname appeared 7,738 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Southern.

    81.7% or 6,329 total occurrences were White.
    12.6% or 976 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 168 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 159 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.

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. The NWS:

    The potential exists for 4 to 8 inches of snow for some of these areas by Wednesday night, lighter snow is expected farther north across the southern Great Lakes and into New England, and some freezing rain is likely across parts of the Ohio Valley and into Pennsylvania.

  2. Michal Feldman:

    This ancestral component is derived from Europe, or to be more specific, from southern Europe, so the ancestors of the Philistines must have traveled across the Mediterranean and arrived in Ashkelon sometime between the end of the Bronze age and the beginning of the Iron age, there would be a lot more that we can say if we had more data, for example we could maybe more precisely pinpoint the source of this migration.

  3. Ken Cuccinelli:

    The key here is you've got the first legal ruling that the southern border situation is an invasion.

  4. The BOM:

    Some El Nino-like impacts have already been seen this spring in Australia and several regions around the globe, including Asia, South America and southern Africa, the Bureau's December–February Climate Outlook shows a drier and warmer summer is likely for many parts of Australia.

  5. Taylor Ward:

    Most of the significant severe weather days so far this year have been focused on the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South, this could be the most substantial threat of the year so far in Oklahoma City and Kansas. While this may be a bit late in the spring, this is certainly not unusual, as late April and May is the peak for severe weather in the Southern Plains.

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