HyperDic: southern

English > 4 senses of the word southern:
ADJECTIVEallsouthernin or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
allsouthern, southerlysituated in or oriented toward the south
allsouthernsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the south
allsouthern, southerlyfrom the south
southern > pronunciation
Soundssah'dhern
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > southern: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.
Examples
  • "southern hospitality"
  • "southern cooking"
  • "southern plantations"
Attribute ofConfederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, DixielandThe southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
SouthThe region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
NarrowerConfederateOf or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War
grey, grayUsed to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
OppositenorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Spanishmeridional, sureño
Catalanmeridional
English > southern: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsituated in or oriented toward the south.
Example"a southern exposure"
Synonymsoutherly
Broadersouthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
Spanishmeridional
Nounssouthernnessthe property of being to the south
English > southern: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the south.
Examples
  • "the southern hemisphere"
  • "southern constellations"
Attribute ofsouthA location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
NarroweraustralOf the south or coming from the south
meridionalLocated in the south or characteristic of southern people or places
south-centralIn or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande
Oppositenorthernsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the north
Spanishmeridional, sur
Nounssouthernnessthe property of being to the south
English > southern: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningFrom the south; used especially of wind.
Example "southern breezes"
Synonymsoutherly
Broadersouthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
Spanishmeridional
Nounssouthernnessthe property of being to the south

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