verb (used without object)
- south africa,
- south african,
- south african dutch,
- south african republic,
- south african tick-bite fever
Origin of south
Examples from the Web for south
He was born in an apartment above the grocery store owned by his immigrant parents in South Jamaica, Queens.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, for all of this, South Carolina is now represented in the U.S. Senate by Tim Scott, a Republican and an African-American.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But South Koreans have a troubled history with American intervention in Korean markets.
In response to the screen quota cut, South Korea established a “cinema tax” on the box office.
The Interview, which caused so much controversy, was never intended for release in South Korean cinemas.
Belfast resolved on waiting "to see what the South would do," and the South waited for Belfast.Speeches from the Dock, Part I|Various
Porcelain bath tubs and running hot water were found in Hongkong, the first we noted since leaving South Africa.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
The south wind and the new-born calf at the barn begin to sigh.Remarks|Bill Nye
The survivors afterwards appeared in Lombardy and in the south of France as late as 1368.
He travelled extensively in South America; and, among other places, visited the lower valley of the Orinoco.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
Word Origin for south
noun the South
- the area approximately south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River, esp those states south of the Mason-Dixon line that formed the Confederacy during the Civil War
- the Confederacy itself
- of or denoting the southern part of a specified country, area, etc
- (capital as part of a name)the South Pacific
Old English suð "southward, to the south, southern, in the south," from Proto-Germanic *sunthaz, perhaps literally "sun-side" (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian suth "southward, in the south," Middle Dutch suut, Dutch zuid, German Süden), and related to base of *sunnon "sun" (see sun (v.)). Old French sur, sud (French sud), Spanish sur, sud are loan-words from Germanic, perhaps from Old Norse suðr.
As an adjective from c.1300; as a noun, "one of the four cardinal points," also "southern region of a country," both late 13c. The Southern states of the U.S. have been collectively called The South since 1779 (in early use this often referred only to Georgia and South Carolina). South country in Britain means the part below the Tweed, in England the part below the Wash, and in Scotland the part below the Forth. South Sea meant "the Mediterranean" (late 14c.) and "the English Channel" (early 15c.) before it came to mean (in plural) "the South Pacific Ocean" (1520s). The nautical coat called a sou'wester (1836) protects the wearer against severe weather, such as a gale out of the southwest.
see go south.