- in, of, to, toward, or facing the south
- from the south: a southern wind
- ☆ of or characteristic of the South
- ☆ designating a dialect of American English spoken in the Delmarva Peninsula, the Va. Piedmont, E N.C. and S.C., Ga., Fla., Ark., Tenn., and the states along the Gulf of Mexico
ME < OE suthern
See southern in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
- Coming from the south: southern breezes.
- Native to or growing in the south.
- often Southern Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
- Being south of the equator.
Origin: Middle English southerne
Origin: , from Old English sūtherne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots
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