verb (used without object)
Origin of south
Related Words for southicy, freezing, frigid, glacial, near, port, larboard, sinister, portside, sinistral, arctic, extreme, farthest, frozen, north, terminal
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Contemporary Examples of 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
January 2, 2015
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
January 2, 2015
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.
Historical Examples of south
By meridian altitude of sun, camp is in latitude 31 degrees 53 minutes South.
By observation, the camp was in latitude 31 degrees 42 minutes South.
The marsh appears to follow along the south side of the range.
To the North, South, and East nothing but spinifex sand-hills in sight.
I can bear witness to the value of her services in South Carolina and Florida.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
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.