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SOUTH, n.

1. The north and south are opposite points in the horizon; each ninety degrees or the quarter of a great circle distant from the east and west. A man standing with his face towards the east or rising sun, has the south on his right hand. The meridian of every place is a great circle passing through the north and south points. Strictly, south is the horizontal point in the meridian of a place, on the right hand of a person standing with his face towards the east. But the word is applied to any point in the meridian, between the horizon and the zenith.

2. In a less exact sense, any point or place on the earth or in the heavens, which is near the meridian towards the right hand as one faces the east.

3. A southern region, country or place; as the queen of the south, in Scriptures. So in Europe, the people of Spain and Italy are spoken of as living in the south. In the United States, we speak of the states of the south, and of the north.

4. The wind that blows from the north. [Not used.]

SOUTH, a.

1. In any place north of the tropic of Cancer, pertaining to or lying in the meridian towards the sun; as a south wind.

2. Being in a southern direction; as the south sea.

SOUTH, adv. Towards the south. A ship sails south; the wind blows south.




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SOUTH, n.

1. The north and south are opposite points in the horizon; each ninety degrees or the quarter of a great circle distant from the east and west. A man standing with his face towards the east or rising sun, has the south on his right hand. The meridian of every place is a great circle passing through the north and south points. Strictly, south is the horizontal point in the meridian of a place, on the right hand of a person standing with his face towards the east. But the word is applied to any point in the meridian, between the horizon and the zenith.

2. In a less exact sense, any point or place on the earth or in the heavens, which is near the meridian towards the right hand as one faces the east.

3. A southern region, country or place; as the queen of the south, in Scriptures. So in Europe, the people of Spain and Italy are spoken of as living in the south. In the United States, we speak of the states of the south, and of the north.

4. The wind that blows from the north. [Not used.]

SOUTH, a.

1. In any place north of the tropic of Cancer, pertaining to or lying in the meridian towards the sun; as a south wind.

2. Being in a southern direction; as the south sea.

SOUTH, adv. Towards the south. A ship sails south; the wind blows south.


SOUTH, a.

  1. In any place north of the tropic of Cancer, pertaining to or lying in the meridian toward the sun; as, a south wind.
  2. Being in a southern direction; as, the south sea.

SOUTH, adv.

Toward the south. A ship sails south; the wind blows south.


SOUTH, n. [Sax. suth; G. sud; D. zuid; Dan. sud; Sw. söder; Fr. sud; Arm. su.]

  1. The north and south are opposite points in the horizon; each ninety degrees or the quarter of a great circle distant from the east and west. A man standing with his face toward the east or rising sun, has the south on his right hand. The meridian of every place is a great circle passing through the north and south points. Strictly, south is the horizontal point in the meridian of a place, on the right hand of a person standing with his face toward the east. But the word is applied to any point in the meridian, between the horizon and the zenith.
  2. In a less exact sense, any point or place on the earth or in the heavens, which is near the meridian toward the right hand as one faces the east.
  3. A southern region, country or place; as, the queen of the south, in Scripture. So in Europe, the people of Spain and Italy are spoken of as living in the south. In the United States, we speak of the states of the south, end of the north.
  4. The wind that blows from the south. [Not used.] – Shak.

South
  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. 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. Toward the south; southward.
  4. To turn or move toward the south] to veer toward the south.
  5. 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.
  6. From the south; as, the wind blows south.

    Bacon.
  7. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.
  8. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  9. The wind from the south.

    [Obs.] Shak.
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South

SOUTH, noun

1. The north and south are opposite points in the horizon; each ninety degrees or the quarter of a great circle distant from the east and west. A man standing with his face towards the east or rising sun, has the south on his right hand. The meridian of every place is a great circle passing through the north and south points. Strictly, south is the horizontal point in the meridian of a place, on the right hand of a person standing with his face towards the east. But the word is applied to any point in the meridian, between the horizon and the zenith.

2. In a less exact sense, any point or place on the earth or in the heavens, which is near the meridian towards the right hand as one faces the east.

3. A southern region, country or place; as the queen of the south in Scriptures. So in Europe, the people of Spain and Italy are spoken of as living in the south In the United States, we speak of the states of the south and of the north.

4. The wind that blows from the north. [Not used.]

SOUTH, adjective

1. In any place north of the tropic of Cancer, pertaining to or lying in the meridian towards the sun; as a south wind.

2. Being in a southern direction; as the south sea.

SOUTH, adverb Towards the south A ship sails south; the wind blows south

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