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Meaning of SOUTHERN

Pronunciation:  'sudhurn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot south wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"
  2. [adj]  situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"
  3. [adj]  situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"
  4. [adj]  in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"

SOUTHERN is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: austral, Confederate, gray, grey, meridional, rebel, south, south-central, southerly
 Antonyms: northern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \South"ern\ (?; 277), a. [AS. s??ern. See {South}.]
    Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding
    from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.
    {Southern Cross} (Astron.), a constellation of the southern
       hemisphere containing several bright stars so related in
       position as to resemble a cross.
    {Southern Fish} (Astron.), a constelation of the southern
       hemisphere ({Piscis Australis}) containing the bright star
    {Southern States} (U.S. Hist. & Geog.), the States of the
       American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio
       River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the
       Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed
       as one of the Southern States.
  2. \South"ern\, n.
    A Southerner. [R.]