in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"
situated in or oriented toward the south
"a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"
situated in or coming from regions of the south
"the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"
from the south; used especially of wind
"a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"
Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
The southern climate.
Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
from or pertaining to the southern part of any region
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.
of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south
Origin: [AS. sern. See South.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'southern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1903
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Rank popularity for the word 'southern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2160
Rank popularity for the word 'southern' in Adjectives Frequency: #246
The numerical value of southern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of southern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of southern in a Sentence
I’m a gal in Southern California, i am no bot.
Mexico shouldn't militarize its southern border.
Her quick with and Southern drawl were irresistible.
I think that old southern Democrat now is a Republican.
The Southern Ocean is much more variable than we thought.
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Translations for southern
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- südlich, südländischGerman
- meridional, sureño, del surSpanish
- etelämaalainen, eteläinen, eteläFinnish
- austral, sud, sudiste, méridionalFrench
- a deas, deasScottish Gaelic
- dél, déliHungarian
- del sud, meridionalInterlingua
- austrālis, merīdiōnālisLatin
- zuidelijk, zuid, zuidersDutch
- [[do]] [[sul]], sulista, meridional, [[do]] [[sul]]/[[Sul]], australPortuguese
- austral, sudicRomanian
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