AskDefine | Define south

Dictionary Definition

south adj : situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance" [ant: north]

Noun

1 the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon Line
2 the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861 [syn: Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland]
3 the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees [syn: due south, S]
4 any region lying in or toward the south [syn: southland] adv : in a southern direction; "we moved south" [syn: to the south, in the south]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /saʊθ/
  • /saUT/
  • Rhymes: -aʊθ

Etymology

Old English sūþ

Noun

  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map.
  2. The down or negative direction.
    His luck turned south.
    The water numbed everything south of my ribcage.

Translations

compass point

Adjective

south
  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. Of wind, from the south.
  3. Of or pertaining to the south; southern.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.
    south highway 1

Translations

of or pertaining to the south

Adverb

south
  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. Of wind, from the south.
  3. Of or pertaining to the south; southern.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.
    south highway 1

Extensive Definition

  • Capitalized, this word is used to represent those "regions or countries lying to the south of a specified or implied point of orientation, especially the southeastern part of the United States." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com).
  • Often capitalized, this word is also used to represent "the developing nations of the world", especially the third world. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com)
south in Arabic: جنوب
south in Azerbaijani: Cənub
south in Bosnian: Jug
south in Breton: Su
south in Bulgarian: Юг
south in Catalan: Sud
south in Czech: Jih
south in Corsican: Sudu
south in German: Süden
south in Estonian: Lõuna
south in Modern Greek (1453-): Νότος
south in Spanish: Sur
south in Esperanto: Sudo
south in Basque: Hego
south in Persian: جنوب
south in French: Sud
south in Galician: Sur
south in Korean: 남쪽
south in Hindi: दक्षिण
south in Croatian: Jug
south in Indonesian: Selatan
south in Icelandic: Suður
south in Italian: Sud
south in Hebrew: דרום
south in Kurdish: Başûr
south in Latvian: Dienvidi
south in Lithuanian: Pietūs
south in Dutch: Zuid
south in Nepali: दक्षिण
south in Japanese: 南
south in Norwegian: Sør
south in Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør
south in Narom: Su
south in Occitan (post 1500): Sud
south in Polish: Południe
south in Portuguese: Sul
south in Romanian: Sud
south in Quechua: Uralan
south in Russian: Юг
south in Simple English: South
south in Slovak: Juh (svetová strana)
south in Church Slavic: Югъ
south in Slovenian: Jug
south in Serbian: Југ
south in Serbo-Croatian: Jug
south in Finnish: Etelä
south in Swedish: Söder
south in Tamil: தெற்கு
south in Thai: ทิศใต้
south in Vietnamese: Hướng Nam
south in Turkish: Güney
south in Ukrainian: Південь
south in Venetian: Sud
south in Walloon: Sud
south in Yiddish: דרום
south in Contenese: 南
south in Samogitian: Pėitā
south in Chinese: 南

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