- the transit of a heavenly body across the celestial meridian.
- south declination.
Words nearby southing
Definition for southing (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of south
Examples from the Web for southing
Who could ask a better stimulus for his imagination than the annual southing of this mighty host?The Foot-path Way|Bradford Torrey
On the 31st, to my mortification, the river held so much to the northward, that we undid almost all our southing.
Southing, which will make the place of taking altitude for time 55.
As they made their southing, wind and weather seemed to fall astern, the sun poured with a more golden candour.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
It is so bright that, viewed through that tube, it must have been visible to the naked eye, even when southing in full daylight.
British Dictionary definitions for southing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for southing (2 of 3)
Word Origin for south
British Dictionary definitions for southing (3 of 3)
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
Idioms and Phrases with southing
see go south.