Southern meaning

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Situated in, toward, or facing the south.
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Coming from the south.

Southern breezes.

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Native to or growing in the south.
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Being south of the equator.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South.
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In, of, to, toward, or facing the south.
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From the south.

A southern wind.

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Of or characteristic of the South.
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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.
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Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
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Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.

The southern climate.

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Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
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(not in US) From or pertaining to the southern part of any region.
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(chiefly US) From or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region.
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Origin of southern

  • Middle English southerne from Old English sūtherne sāwel- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English southerne, sothern, sutherne, from Old English sūþerne (“southern, southerly, coming from the south; of southern make"), from Proto-Germanic *sunþra (“southwards"), from Proto-Indo-European *sun-, *swen- (“sun"). Cognate with Scots southron, sudron (“southern"), Old Frisian sÅ«thern, sÅ«dern (“southern"), Middle Low German sÅ«dern (“southern"), Middle High German sundern (“southern"), Icelandic súðrænn (“southern, tropical"). More at south.
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