Definition of Southing

1. n. Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun.

Definition of Southing

1. Noun. (nautical) A distance traveled southward. ¹

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Definition of Southing

1. movement toward the south [n -S]

Medical Definition of Southing

1. 1. Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun. 2. The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place. 3. Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude. 4. Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; opposed to northing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Southing

southern spadefoot
southern spatterdock
southern vole
southern voles
southern white cedar
southern yellow pine
southing (current term)

Literary usage of Southing

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

1. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1832)
"To find tht time of the Moon's southing. RULE. Multiply the Moon's age, on the given day, by 48 minutes, and divide the product by 00, the minutes in an ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"In very few places does the high water happen within three-fourths of an hour of the moon's southing, as the theory leads him to expect ; and in no place ..."

3. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Council of Safety (Conn.), Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1885)
"... in the society of southing- ton in the town of Farmington. This Assembly do establish Mr. Jedidiah ..."

4. Astronomia Accurata: Or The Royal Astronomer and Navigator. Containing New by Robert Heath (1760)
"I =ixl> I7m i7s Near Time of Moon's southing 1762, July 10 at Para ic 9 i* ... 1 5 i southing M Pan, 1762, July to paft, Noon . i , 47 J7 RULE for Sign of ..."

5. A century of printing. The issues of the press in Pennsylvania, 1685-1784 by Charles Swift R. Hildeburn (1885)
"... Judgments of the Weather, | the Time of the Sun's and Moon's Rising and | Setting, Seven Stars Rising, southing and Setting, | High-Water, Spring-Tides, ..."

6. A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes; Or, A Philosophical View of the by Thomas Keith (1832)
"... PROBLEM C. "To find Ifte time of the moon's southing, or coming to the meridian of any place, on any given day of the month. RULE. ..."

7. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Water ; being the Correction of the Moon's southing. 485. To find the time of high water by this table, seek in the Nautical Almanack, White's Ephemeris, ..."

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