AskDefine | Define southern

Dictionary Definition

southern adj
1 in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations" [ant: northern]
2 situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course" [syn: southerly]
3 situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations" [ant: northern]
4 from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot south wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly" [syn: southerly]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈsʌðə(r)n/, /"sVD@(r)n/


  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
  2. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe.
    The southern climate.
  3. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.


of the south
of or pertaining to a southern region

Extensive Definition

The name Southern has applied to a number of things over the years, and may refer to:





southern in German: Southern
southern in French: Southern (homonymie)
southern in Dutch: Southern
southern in Japanese: サザン
southern in Polish: Southern

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1