- 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
[oftenM-] 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 merīdiōnālis from Latin merīdiānus 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").