"south" Definition

  1. n. 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.
  2. n. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.
  3. n. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  4. n. The wind from the south.
  5. a. 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.
  6. adv. Toward the south; southward.
  7. adv. From the south; as, the wind blows south.
  8. v. i. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
  9. v. i. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.

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Position in dictionary: 92877 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., a., adv., adv., v. i., v. i.,
Words that start with "south": 36
Words that end with "south": 1
Words that contain "south": 36
Next words in dictionary: south southerly, southcottian, southdown, southeast, southeaster
Previous words in dictionary: souterrain, souterly, souter, soutane, soutage

English Dictionary Definition of south

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