[ south-luhnd, -land ]

  1. a southern area.

  2. the southern part of a country.

  1. the Southland, the U.S. South.

Origin of southland

before 1000; Middle English south lond,Old English sūthland;see south, land

Other words from southland

  • southlander, noun

Words Nearby southland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use southland in a sentence

  • The native in Trinidad is bright and quick; he is not like his big lazy lout of a brother down in our southland.

  • And each one makes a very eloquent little speech about them things, and rings in something about our fair southland.

    Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis
  • The first of these accounts expresses the great awakening of southern womanhood in the new activity of the "beloved southland."

    The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
  • Soon the vineyards and all the signs of the insect life of the southland meet the eye.

  • The brilliant verdure of the southland receded from view, and the more sober vegetation of the Northland came in sight.

    A Daughter of the Union | Lucy Foster Madison