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. David Peterson:

    We’re not dealing much with forest in Southern California, we’re dealing more with schapperal -- and that gets even hotter than a forest fire, there’s a long road ahead of us. The fires we’ve dealt with recently -- like the Thomas Fire -- are all indicators of what we’re having to deal with in California for the next few years.

  2. Heribert Eisl:

    The avalanche happened on the northern side of the Dachstein, just under the entry point Rankluft, we mobilized all our staff, but unfortunately there was no happy ending. An avalanche in the Dachstein region of the Austrian Alps killed at least five hikers, authorities said. A separate avalanche hit the southern Carinthia region around noon, killing a 33-year-old police officer when a large piece of frozen snow struck him during an Alpine training exercise. The officer suffered such serious injuries that he died at the scene of the accident, Austrias Interior Ministry said in a statement.

  3. Andrew Herman:

    Special counsel is temporary, but the Southern District is forever.

  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. Anders Levermann:

    We have already awoken the giant at the southern pole, we are already at a point of no return if we don't do anything.

Images & Illustrations of southern

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