Definition of Southern

1. Adjective. In or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line. "Southern plantations"




2. Adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the south. "Took a southerly course"
Exact synonyms: Southerly
Similar to: South
Derivative terms: Southernness

3. Adjective. Situated in or coming from regions of the south. "Southern constellations"
Attributes: South
Similar to: Austral, Meridional, South-central
Antonyms: Northern
Derivative terms: Southernness

4. Adjective. From the south; used especially of wind. "The winds are southerly"
Exact synonyms: Southerly
Similar to: South
Derivative terms: Souther, Southernness

Definition of Southern

1. a. Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.

2. n. A Southerner.

Definition of Southern

1. Adjective. (context: not in US) from or pertaining to the southern part of any region ¹

2. Adjective. (Chiefly American English) from or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States. ¹

5. Adjective. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Southern

1. a person living in the south [n -S]

Medical Definition of Southern

1. M.E., 20th century British biologist. See: Southern blot analysis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Southern

South West Africa
South Yemen
South Yorkshire
South of Market
Southampton
Southampton Water
Southcottian
Southcottians
Southdown
Southdowns
Southeast
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian
Southeast Sulawesi
Southern
Southern Altai
Southern American English
Southern Balochi
Southern Baptist
Southern Baptist Convention
Southern Baptists
Southern Cherokee Nation
Southern Cross
Southern Europe
Southern European
Southern Europeans
Southern Hemisphere
Southern Ireland
Southern Ocean

Literary usage of Southern

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Union Pacific and southern Pacific Un- merger.— Following the death of the late CP Huntington the Union Pacific Railroad Company acquired a large block of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the Civil War the city was an important supply depot of the Confederates and a vast quantity of supplies for the southern armies was manufactured here. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It is common in northern Italy, in the south of France, in Spain and in countries further east in southern Europe. Within recent years it has been found ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL AND MONTHLY RECORD OF GEOGRAPHY. A Journey to southern Morocco and the Atlas Mountains. By JOSEPH THOMSON. ..."

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