see also: South
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /saʊθ/
  • (Canada) IPA: /sʌʊθ/
  • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: /sæoθ/

south (uncountable)

  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map, abbreviated as S.
  2. The side of a church on the right hand of a person facing the altar.
Translations Adjective

south (not comparable)

  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. (meteorology, 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 Adverb

south (not comparable)

  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. Downward.
  3. In an adverse direction or trend.
  4. (meteorology) Of wind, from the south.
  • Portuguese: ao sul
  • Spanish: al sur
  • German: süd-
  • German: den Bach runter gehen, auf dem absteigen Ast
  • Spanish: hacer aguas go south

south (souths, present participle southing; past and past participle southed)

  1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
  2. (astronomy) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line.
    The moon souths at nine.

Proper noun
  1. (US) Those states which formed the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
  2. (US) The south-eastern states of the United States, including many of the same states as formed the Confederacy.
    • I should add a story, you know in the South at that time, Governor Barnett was sort of known as a bit of a dim bulb. And two years before, during the presidential campaign, one of the flashpoints in the debates that fall involved two Nationalist Chinese islands just off the coast of China: Quemoy and Matsu. And right after this argument erupted in the campaign, Ross Barnett was out politicking one day and the reporters asked him, "Governor, what about Quemoy and Matsu?" And he looked around sort of lost and said to one of his aides, "Them those two fellers I put on the Fishing and Game Commission last year?"
  3. The southern part of any region.
  4. Surname

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