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. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southernadjective

    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. Southernnoun

    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

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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. Tom Slater:

    Although global temperatures have risen by about 1.1 degrees in the past 150 years on average, different parts of the globe have warmed at different rates due to natural variations in the climate system such as cloud cover, land cover and atmospheric circulation patterns, earth's poles have warmed faster than anywhere else, primarily due to melting ice and snow. Although Antarctica has had a cold winter this year, over the past few decades the most northerly parts of Antarctica have warmed five times faster than the global average -- that's faster than anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.

  2. Bin Fareed:

    The southern forces are maybe 60,000 when you factor in tribal forces and other militias.

  3. Penni Redford:

    Southern Live oak, Quercus Virginiana -- large canopy trees, can withstand occasional floods and hurricanes and are resistant to salt spray, provide habitat for birds and a variety of moss and bromeliads in South Florida.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Information sharing has always been a big part of what the coalition does and it is playing a key role in our effort to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from traveling to Syria and Iraq, but it is also clear now that we have to do more, we have to keep breaking down the structural and bureaucratic barriers in order to be able to exchange up-to-date information even more quickly and more widely so that a border guard in southern Europe has the same data about a terrorist suspect as an airport security officer in Manila.

  5. Denisova Cave:

    So, we will continue our study in the third chamber( South Chamber), where excavations have only recently begun and are continuing at the present time. Also, we are busy working on a large number of other sites in the Altai region, to provide a regional-scale timeline for the hominin occupation and environmental history of southern Siberia.

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