south

Definitions

  • ABOUT SIX MILES TO THE SOUTH IS BETHLEHEM
    ABOUT SIX MILES TO THE SOUTH IS BETHLEHEM
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj south situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south "the south entrance"
    • adv south in a southern direction "we moved south"
    • n south a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
    • n South the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    • n South the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
    • n south the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    • n south the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SANTIAGO. South Door of the Cathedral SANTIAGO. South Door of the Cathedral
TOLEDO. The South Transept TOLEDO. The South Transept
AN EGRET "ROOKERY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AN EGRET "ROOKERY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Cirrus from South Kensington, 1906, May 29 Cirrus from South Kensington, 1906, May 29
The Ancient Constellations South of the Ecliptic The Ancient Constellations South of the Ecliptic
The Old South Church, Boston The Old South Church, Boston
Map Showing the War in the South Map Showing the War in the South
The 'South Carolina The 'South Carolina

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
    • South A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country. "The queen of the south ."
    • South From the south; as, the wind blows south .
    • a South Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole. "At the south entry."
    • South Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
    • South That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.
    • South The wind from the south.
    • South (Astron) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.
    • South To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
    • South Toward the south; southward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America
    • n south That one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is directly opposite to the north, and is on the left when one faces in the direction of the setting sun (west). Abbreviated S.
    • n south The region, tract, country, or locality lying opposite to the north, or lying toward the south pole from some other region; in the broadest and most general sense, in the northern hemisphere, the tropics or subtropical regions; in Europe, the Mediterranean region, often with reference to the African or Asiatic coast.
    • n south Specifically In United States history and politics, the Southern States (which see, under state).
    • n south The wind that blows from the south.
    • n south Eccles., the side of a church that is on the right hand of one who faces the altar or high altar. See east, 1, and epistle.
    • south Being in the south; situated in the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation; lying toward the south; pertaining to the south; proceeding from the south.
    • south Eccles., situated at or near that side of a church which is to the right of one facing the altar or high altar.
    • south Toward, to, or at the south; of winds, from the south.
    • south To move or veer toward the south.
    • south In astronomy, to cross the meridian of a place: as, the moon souths at nine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.
    • n South sowth the direction in which the sun appears at noon to the people north of the Tropic of Cancer: any land opposite the north: the Southern States in U.S. history: the side of a church on the right hand of one facing the altar
    • adj South lying towards the south
    • adv South towards the south
    • v.i South to veer towards the south: to cross the meridian of a place
    • v.i South to veer toward the south
    • n South a native or inhabitant of a southern country or district: an Englishman
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Quotations

  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    “Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Send danger from the east unto the west, so honor cross it from the north to south.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert%20H.%20Humphrey
    “I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years of college.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.”
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel%20Proust
    “No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.”

Idioms

Go south - If things go south, they get worse or go wrong.
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Head south - If something head south, it begins to fail or start going bad.'The project proceeded well for the first two months, but then it headed south.'
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. south, suþ, AS. sūð, for sunð,; akin to D. zuid, OHG. sund, G. süd, süden, Icel. suðr, sunnr, Dan. syd, sönden, Sw. syd, söder, sunnan,; all probably akin to E. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. √297. See Sun

Usage

In literature:

They had travelled through the mighty forests of the Mississippi, and upon the summer prairies of the South.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Armstrong, Miss Mary F., South Amherst.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Brooklyn, South, 55.83; South, Mission Sch., 10.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
The south-west wind of the Latins, and used by some of the early voyagers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They curse his policy of mercy as imbecility, and swear to make the South a second Poland.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Those old trails that Lewis saw to the south were trails that crossed the Divide south of here.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
This has been the case too often in the South in the past, I am sure.
"The Future of the American Negro" by Booker T. Washington
It crosses this hill in a "saddle," for both north and south of this summit on the road are contours marked 60 and even higher.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The matter fell through and the uncle returned to the Sunny South.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
South of this line, cotton, tobacco, indigo, and sugar are staples.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The South Fork Reservoir was the largest in the United States, and it contained millions of tons of water.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
South Weymouth, Old South, 8.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Farnham has expanded to the south-east, and not prettily.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
The exports of cotton from the South were then rapidly on the increase.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
We went from here, south and here we saw the first great treasure ship.
"History Plays for the Grammar Grades" by Mary Ella Lyng
He told me that his mother was owned by the Wrumphs who lived in South Carolina, but his father belonged to another family.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
Cavalry continue to pass through this city from the south, while infantry are passing to the south.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
New England, New York, south to South Carolina, and west to South Dakota; our finest specimens are from Missouri.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Windbreaks would be beneficial on the south to protect the orchard from the hot south winds.
"The Apple" by Various
Their taste is seen also in the relatively high consumption in South Africa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Then came the swallow crowding up the dawn,
And cuckoo-echoes filled the dewy South.
I left my love upon the hill, alone,
My last kiss burning on her lovely mouth.
"Spring Love" by Francis Ledwidge
Oh, Mother South, hast thou forgot thy ways,
Forgot the glory of thine ancient days,
Forgot the honor that once made thee great,
And stooped to this unhallowed estate?
"To The South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Till, when the weary endless sands were passed,
When, far to south, the city rose at last,
All speech forsook me and my eyelids fell,
Since I already loved my Lord so well.
"Zira: In Captivity" by Laurence Hope
The South grew all a nightingale
Beneath a moon unmoved:
Like the banner of war she led them on;
She left them to lie, like the light that has gone
From wine-cups overproved.
"The Young Princess -- A Ballad Of Old Laws Of Love" by George Meredith
When peace blows from the south, another spring,
And men again of brotherhood do sing;
When Mem'ry seeks her agony to drown-
Batter'd and scarr'd, Christ pitying will look down:
"The Miracle of the Cross" by John William Streets
Is it for this we all have felt the flame,--
This newer bondage and this deeper shame?
Nay, not for this, a nation's heroes bled,
And North and South with tears beheld their dead.
"To The South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

South Groveland — Mary A (DiSorbo) Fitton , 90, of South Groveland, died Tuesday morning at her residence.
South Groveland — Mary A (DiSorbo) Fitton , 90, of South Groveland died Tuesday morning at her residence.
Despite a generation of economic and social change, the South's history is distinct from that of the rest of the country and helps explain why working-class whites in the South are significantly more conservative than those elsewhere.
James River Bridge looking south to Isle of Wight Co. (South bound lanes,on the right side of photo.
South Arkansas Community College and the South Arkansas Historical Foundation have announced the third installment of their history speakers' series, to be held at 6:30 pm on Nov 1 in the SouthArk Library Auditorium.
Under the NFL's scheduling formula, set years in advance, the Packers are to play NFC South and AFC South teams next season.
South El Monte running back Leo Artiaga rushed for 149-yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Eagles 28-14 win over Maranatha Friday night at South El Monte.
Richard Hill of CJF Ministries (formerly The Christian Jew Foundation) will be the guest speaker at 6 pm March 11 at Calvary Chapel of South Lake Tahoe, 2093 James Ave, South Lake Tahoe.
Between Columbia, South Carolina and coastal Georgia, she?s been in the South for almost half her life and loves it here.
John Martin of South Africa, leader in the BOC solo race round the world, slammed into an iceberg Sunday in the South Pacific Ocean.
The Southeastern Conference football media days began Tuesday with 67-year-old South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier appearing for the 20th time, 12 as Florida's coach from 1990-2001 and the last eight at South Carolina.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wofford, Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Wofford 24-7.
The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota American Choral Director's Association will present the 38th annual School Honors Choir Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, July 29 at Slagle Auditorium on the USD campus.
The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota American Choral Director's Association will present the 39th annual South Dakota Honor Choir Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, Aug 3 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall on the USD campus.
SOUTH LAUREL — South Laurel coach Jeff Davis made No secrets about it to his players that Tuesday's 50th District matchup with Whitley County was a must-win game for his squad.
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In science:

The fourth slit (V) crosses the two prominence–like arcs, 1 and 2, in the outer parts of the ejecta to the southwest and the clump of knots south of the star.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
The wreathe can be used to define a local quantity, the “Fuller writhe” for curves which are nowhere south pointing.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
To summarise, WCW is defined on all self-avoiding curves, WF on all south avoiding curves.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
We show below that LCCCs must pass through both south pointing and self intersecting curves.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
If we work with south avoiding curves ˜Cd , then k = ∆WF = 0.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Our arguments above show that the topology of self avoidance is captured by south avoidance.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Had we chosen to exclude some other direction instead of the south pole, the suppression factor would have been efef f LP cos θ , where θ is the polar angle of the excluded point.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Clearly, the advantageous choice is θ = π i.e., the south pole of the sphere.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Taking the special case that the reference curve has constant tangent vector ˆz , we arrive at the formula [Eq. (8)] for non selfintersecting (i.e simple) curves which are nowhere south pointing.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Ribbons homotopic as self avoiding ribbons are also homotopic as south avoiding ribbons.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
But one can remain within the set Cd of south avoiding curves and undo any knot.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
The claim that south avoidance captures the topological effects of self avoidance is based on the following observation.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
Alternatively we can permit self intersections and impose south avoidance.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
The space of south avoiding curves is contractible unlike the space of self avoiding curves which splits into distinct knot class sectors. J.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
This source lies approximately 75′′ south of the X-ray nuclear source (X-8), at the base of the inner spiral arm.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
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