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Meaning of SOUTH

Pronunciation:  sawth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any region lying in or toward the south
  2. [n]  the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  3. [n]  the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line
  4. [n]  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
  5. [adv]  in a southern direction; "we moved south"
  6. [adj]  situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"

SOUTH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Confederacy, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, due south, in the south, S, southbound, south-central, southeast, southeasterly, southeastern, southeastward, southerly, southern, southernmost, southland, southmost, southward, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, southwestward, to the south
 Antonyms: north
 See Also: AL, Alabama, America, Bluegrass State, Camellia State, cardinal compass point, Carolina, Deep South, Empire State of the South, Everglade State, FL, Florida, GA, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Georgia, Gulf States, Heart of Dixie, Kentucky, KY, LA, Lone-Star State, Louisiana, Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS, NC, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Old North State, Old South, Palmetto State, Peach State, Pelican State, Piedmont, region, SC, slave state, South Carolina, Southerner, Sunshine State, Tar Heel State, Tennessee, Texas, Tidewater, TN, TX, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, VA, Virginia, Volunteer State



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \South\ (?; by sailors sou), n. [OE. south, su[thorn], AS.
    s[=u][eth] for sun[eth]; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G.
    s["u]d, s["u]den, Icel. su[eth]r, sunnr, Dan. syd, s["o]nden,
    Sw. syd, s["o]der, sunnan; all probably akin to E. sun,
    meaning, the side towards the sun. [root]297. See {Sun}.]
    1. 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. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south
       than another; the southern section of a country. ``The
       queen of the south.'' --Matt. xii. 42.
    3. Specifically: That part of the United States which is
       south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under {Line}.
    4. The wind from the south. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \South\, 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.
    ``At the south entry.'' --Shak.
    {South-Sea tea} (Bot.) See {Yaupon}.
  3. \South\, adv.
    1. Toward the south; southward.
    2. From the south; as, the wind blows south. --Bacon.
  4. \South\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Southed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the
    2. (Astron.) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and
       south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon
       souths at nine.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of the direction south indicates life, expectations, and questions. Alternatively, it may symbolize love, passion and warmth. Or it is an indication that a plan has gone awry.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. Negeb, that arid district to the south of Palestine through which lay the caravan route from Central Palestine to Egypt (Gen. 12:9; 13:1, 3; 46:1-6). "The Negeb comprised a considerable but irregularly-shaped tract of country, its main portion stretching from the mountains and lowlands of Judah in the north to the mountains of Azazemeh in the south, and from the Dead Sea and southern Ghoron the east to the Mediterranean on the west." In Ezek. 20:46 (21:1 in Heb.) three different Hebrew words are all rendered "south." (1) "Set thy face toward the south" (Teman, the region on the right, 1 Sam. 33:24); (2) "Drop thy word toward the south" (Negeb, the region of dryness, Josh. 15:4); (3) "Prophesy against the forest of the south field" (Darom, the region of brightness, Deut. 33:23). In Job 37:9 the word "south" is literally "chamber," used here in the sense of treasury (comp. 38:22; Ps. 135:7). This verse is rendered in the Revised Version "out of the chamber of the south."