- southern; southerly
- of or characteristic of a southern region or people living in the south, esp. in the south of France
- of or like a meridian
Origin of meridionalOld French ; from Late Latin meridionalis ; from Classical Latin meridianus: see meridian
a person who lives in a southern region, esp. the south of France
- Of or relating to meridians or a meridian.
- Located in the south; southern.
- Of or characteristic of southern areas or people.
An inhabitant of a southern region, especially the south of France.
Origin of meridionalMiddle English, pertaining to the sun's position at noon, from Old French meridionel, southern, from Late Latin mer&imacron;di&omacron;nalis, from Latin mer&imacron;dianus, of midday, southern; see meridian.
- Located in the south, southern; later especially, pertaining to the south of France or other southern parts of Europe. [from 14th c.]
- (astronomy, geography) Along a north-south direction, or relative to a meridian; or relating to meridians or a meridian. [from 15th c.]
- Of or characteristic of southern areas or people, especially those in the south of France or other southern parts of Europe. [from 19th c.]
From Middle French meridional, from Latin merÄ«diÅnÄlis, from merÄ«diÄ“s (“noon; south").