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Definitions of south

  1. the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  2. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
  3. in a southern direction; " we moved south"
  4. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; " the south entrance"
  5. any region lying in or toward the south
  6. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  7. That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.
  8. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.
  9. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  10. The wind from the south.
  11. Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole.
  12. Toward the south; southward.
  13. From the south; as, the wind blows south.
  14. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
  15. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.
  16. That one of the principal points of the compass which is directly opposite the north; a region lying to the south of another: the South, the section of the United States lying below the southern boundary of Pennsylvania.
  17. Lying in the direction of the point of the compass opposite the north; going to, or coming from, any point in that direction.
  18. Away from the north.
  19. Southerly, Southward.
  20. The direction in which the sun appears at noon to the people N. of the Tropic of Cancer: any land opposite the N.
  21. Lying towards the south.
  22. Towards the south.
  23. Point of the compass opposite the north; southern country or countries.
  24. Lving or facing toward the south; southern.
  25. That point of the compass which is directly opposite to north.
  26. A region lying southward.
  27. Toward or at the south.
  28. From the south.
  29. Being in a southern direction.
  30. From or toward the south.
  31. One of the four cardinal points; the part of the heavens where the sun is at noon; the southern regions.
  32. To move southward or reach the south.
  33. The direction in which the sun always appears at noon in the northern hemisphere north of the tropic; one of the four cardinal points; the direction opposite to the north.
  34. Being in the south.

Usage examples for south

  1. They are all away in the south. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. With hands lifted he salaamed four times- east, west, north, and south. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  3. But you are South? – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. Very different from South Africa! – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. I am glad it is coming from the south, it will help us on. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  6. Certainly, South Carolina did not doubt it. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  7. The last father and I heard of you, you were in South America. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. The South can do the same. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  9. From the beginning of the war there had been a danger that France and Britain might help the South. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  10. Not quite; but I cut through the north half while my two boys cut through the south; we did it between us. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  11. Always been with her; went away with her when Mrs. S. was in the South of France all last winter. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  12. Chief, see your men; they fought like my own Zulus of the far south. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  13. They were afraid to go on south. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  14. You knocked yourself up with work in South London? – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  15. You come up from the South, maybe? – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  16. " I am," he admitted, turning to the south. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  17. Ye're already twenty miles too far south." – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  18. The South is in a hurry for it, so the duty must come down. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  19. The Old South was taken for the purpose. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
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