from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direction along a meridian 90° clockwise from east; the direction to the right of sunrise.
- n. The cardinal point on the mariner's compass 180° clockwise from due north and directly opposite north.
- n. An area or region lying in the south.
- n. The southern part of the earth.
- n. The southern part of a region or country.
- n. The southern part of the United States, especially the states that fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the south.
- adj. Originating in or coming from the south: a hot south wind.
- adv. In, from, or toward the south.
- adv. Slang Into a worse or inferior position, as of decreased value: a stock that went south shortly after he bought it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map.
- adj. Toward the south; southward.
- adj. Of wind, from the south.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the south; southern.
- adj. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.
- adv. Toward the south; southward.
- adv. Downward.
- adv. In an adverse direction or trend.
- adv. Of wind, from the south.
- v. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
- v. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.
- n. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
- n. The wind from the south.
- adj. 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.
- adv. Toward the south; southward.
- adv. From the south.
- intransitive v. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
- intransitive v. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is directly opposite to the north, and is on the left when one faces in the direction of the setting sun (west). Abbreviated S.
- n. The region, tract, country, or locality lying opposite to the north, or lying toward the south pole from some other region; in the broadest and most general sense, in the northern hemisphere, the tropics or subtropical regions; in Europe, the Mediterranean region, often with reference to the African or Asiatic coast.
- n. Specifically In United States history and politics, the Southern States (which see, under state).
- n. The wind that blows from the south.
- n. Eccles., the side of a church that is on the right hand of one who faces the altar or high altar. See east, 1, and epistle.
- Being in the south; situated in the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation; lying toward the south; pertaining to the south; proceeding from the south.
- Eccles., situated at or near that side of a church which is to the right of one facing the altar or high altar.
- Toward, to, or at the south; of winds, from the south.
- To move or veer toward the south.
- In astronomy, to cross the meridian of a place: as, the moon souths at nine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
- n. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
- adj. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
- adv. in a southern direction
- n. the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
- n. the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
- n. a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
Middle English, from Old English sūth.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English sūþ, from Proto-Germanic *sunþaz. Compare West Frisian súd, Dutch zuid, German Süd, Danish syd. (Wiktionary)