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Noun, Adjective, Adverb


Noun south has 5 senses

Adjective south has 1 sense

Adverbial south has 1 sense


southn. [OE. south, su, AS. s for sun; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. sÜd, sÜden, Icel. su, sunnr, Dan. syd, sönden, Sw. syd, söder, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. Sun.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.  Matt. xii. 42.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The wind from the south.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
     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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
South-Sea tea (Bot.) See Yaupon.
  •  Toward the south; southward.  [1913 Webster]
  •  From the south; as, the wind blows south.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
southv. i. 
  •  To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.  [1913 Webster]


south, n., adj., adv., & v.
1 the point of the horizon 90° clockwise from east.
2 the compass point corresponding to this.
3 the direction in which this lies.
4 (usu. the South) a the part of the world or a country or a town lying to the south. b the Southern States of the US.
5 Bridge a player occupying the position designated 'south'.
1 towards, at, near, or facing the south (a south wall; south country).
2 coming from the south (south wind).
1 towards, at, or near the south (they travelled south).
2 (foll. by of) further south than.
1 move towards the south.
2 (of a celestial body) cross the meridian.

South African adj. of or relating to the republic of South Africa.
1 a native or national of South Africa.
2 a person of South African descent. South American adj. of or relating to South America.
--n. a native or citizen of South America. south by east (or west) between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west). south-east n.
1 the point of the horizon midway between south and east.
2 the compass point corresponding to this.
3 the direction in which this lies.
--adj. of, towards, or coming from the south-east.
--adv. towards, at, or near the south-east. South-East the part of a country or town lying to the south-east. south-easterly adj. & adv. = south-east. south-eastern lying on the south-east side. south pole see POLE(2). South Sea the southern Pacific Ocean. South Sea Bubble hist. a scheme for trading in the southern hemisphere to repay the British national debt, which started and collapsed in 1720. south-south-east the point or direction midway between south and south-east. south-south-west the point or direction midway between south and south-west. south-west n.
1 the point of the horizon midway between south and west.
2 the compass point corresponding to this.
3 the direction in which this lies.
--adj. of, towards, or coming from the south-west.
--adv. towards, at, or near the south-west. South-West the part of a country or town lying to the south-west. south-westerly adj. & adv. = south-west. south-western lying on the south-west side. south wind a wind blowing from the south. to the south (often foll. by of) in a southerly direction.
OE suth



Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Middle Atlantic, Middle West, New England, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, S, South, Southeast, Southwest, Sunbelt, West, West Coast, Yankeeland, antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, cardinal points, compass card, compass rose, degrees, east, eastbound, easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, eastland, eastward, half points, hyperborean, lubber line, meridional, north, northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, northerly, northern, northernmost, northland, northward, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern, occident, occidental, orient, oriental, quarter points, rhumb, south about, southbound, southeast, southeasterly, southeastern, southerly, southern, southernmost, southward, southwardly, southwards, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, sunrise, sunset, the Coast, west, westbound, westerly, western, westernmost, westland, westward, wild West




N direction, management, managery, government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance, bossism, legislature, steerage, pilotage, reins, reins of government, helm, rudder, needle, compass, guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star, cynosure, supervision, superintendence, surveillance, oversight, eye of the master, control, charge, board of control, command, premiership, senatorship, director, chair, portfolio, statesmanship, statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft, ministry, ministration, administration, stewardship, proctorship, agency, director, directing, hegemonic, at the helm, at the head of, direction, bearing, course, vector, set, drift, tenor, tendency, incidence, bending, trending, dip, tack, aim, collimation, steering steerage, point of the compass, cardinal points, North East, South, West, N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation, line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march, alignment, allignment, air line, beeline, straight shoot, directed, directed towards, pointing towards, bound for, aligned, with alligned with, direct, straight, undeviating, unswerving, straightforward, North, Northern, Northerly, towards, on the road, on the high road to, en avant, versus, to, hither, thither, whither, directly, straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow, point blank, in a bee line to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a bee line for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a bee line with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with, in a line with, full tilt at, as the crow flies, before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind, windwards, in the wind's eye, through, via, by way of, in all directions, in all manner of ways, quaquaversum, from the four winds, the shortest distance between two points is a stra.

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