Definition of Southern in English :

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Southern meaning in English

Meaning of Southern in English

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Southern pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of southern


1. southern

in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

Example Sentences:
'southern hospitality'
'southern cooking'
'southern plantations'

2. southerly, southern

situated in or oriented toward the south

Example Sentences:
'a southern exposure'
'took a southerly course'

3. southern

situated in or coming from regions of the south

Example Sentences:
'the southern hemisphere'
'southern constellations'

4. southerly, southern

from the south; used especially of wind

Example Sentences:
'a hot southerly wind'
'southern breezes'
'the winds are southerly'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of southern
situated in or towards the south
(of a wind, etc) coming from the south
native to, inhabiting, or growing in the south
4. (sometimes capital) astronomy
south of the celestial equator
of, relating to, or characteristic of the south of a particular region or country

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see synonyms of southern
in, of, to, toward, or facing the south
from the south
a southern wind
3.  US; [usually S-]
of or characteristic of the South
4.  US; [S-]
designating a dialect of American English spoken in the Delmarva Peninsula, the Va. Piedmont, E N.C. and S.C., Ga., Fla., Ark., Tenn., and the states along the Gulf of Mexico
5.  Dialectal
southerner (sense 2)

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see synonyms of southern
1. Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
2. Coming from the south: southern breezes.
3. Native to or growing in the south.
4. often Southern Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
5. Being south of the equator.

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