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

How to pronounce southern?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Norfolk Chief Executive James Squires:

    Even in the unlikely event of approval, Norfolk Southern would be in limbo for this extended period, causing loss of momentum and disruption to our business and operations.

  2. Weather Service:

    Snow to spread from Southern Plains to Central Appalachians ; thunderstorms possible over southern Texas today.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    Letters haven't worked. Southern politeness hasn't worked. We're going to ratchet it up.

  4. 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.

  5. Marit Alanen:

    One camera did photograph the jaguar, ocelots, mountain lions and bobcats at separate times, southern Arizona is one of the few places in the U.S. to see four wild cats living in the same area.

Images & Illustrations of southern

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