[south-luh nd, -land]


a southern area.
the southern part of a country.
the Southland, the U.S. South.

Origin of southland

before 1000; Middle English south lond, Old English sūthland; see south, land
Related formssouth·land·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for southland

Contemporary Examples of southland

Historical Examples of southland

  • Not alone was he in the geographical Southland, for he was in the Southland of life.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • It did not enter his head that in the Southland it was otherwise.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • Winter is coming, and I must be on my way to the Southland, or the snow will catch me.

  • He has made up his mind to start on a trip to the southland to-morrow.

    Modern Icelandic Plays

    Jhann Sigurjnsson

  • The field below was covered with the dead and wounded of the Southland.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

Word Origin and History for southland

Old English suðland, see south + land (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper