a cardinal point of the compass lying directly opposite north.
the direction in which this point lies.
(usually initial capital letter) a region or territory situated in this direction.
the South, the general area south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi, consisting mainly of those states that formed the Confederacy.
lying toward or situated in the south; directed or proceeding toward the south.
coming from the south, as a wind.
to, toward, or in the south.
Informal. into a state of serious decline, loss, or the like:
Sales went south during the recession.
verb (used without object)
to turn or move in a southerly direction.
Astronomy. to cross the meridian.
one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 180° from north and 90° clockwise from east and anticlockwise from west
the direction along a meridian towards the South Pole
(often capital) the south, any area lying in or towards the south related adjectives meridional austral
(usually capital) (cards) the player or position at the table corresponding to south on the compass
situated in, moving towards, or facing the south
(esp of the wind) from the south
in, to, or towards the south
(archaic) (of the wind) from the south
noun the South
the southern part of England, generally regarded as lying to the south of an imaginary line between the Wash and the Severn
(in the US)
the area approximately south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River, esp those states south of the Mason-Dixon line that formed the Confederacy during the Civil War
the Confederacy itself
the countries of the world that are not economically and technically advanced
of or denoting the southern part of a specified country, area, etc
(capital as part of a name): the South Pacific
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.”
see: go south
noun 1. Republic of, a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. South Africa noun 1. Republic of South Africa, a republic occupying the southernmost part of the African continent: the Dutch Cape Colony (1652) was acquired by Britain […]
adjective 1. of southern Africa. 2. of the Republic of South Africa. noun 3. a native or inhabitant of the Republic of South Africa, especially one of European descent. South African adjective 1. of or relating to the Republic of South Africa, its inhabitants, or any of their languages noun 2. a native or inhabitant […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. the Boers. adjective 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Boers. South African Dutch noun 1. (not used in South Africa) another name for Afrikaans
noun 1. Transvaal jade. Transvaal jade noun 1. a green grossularite, used as a gem: not a true jade.