South v. i. [imp. & p. p. Southed p. pr. & vb. n. Southing.]
1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
2. Astron. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.
1. That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.
2. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country. “The queen of the south.”
3. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
4. The wind from the south. [Obs.]
South, a. Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole. “At the south entry.”
South-Sea tea Bot. See Yaupon.
1. Toward the south; southward.
2. From the south; as, the wind blows south.
adj : situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the
south; "the south entrance" [ant: north]
n 1: the region of the United States lying south of the
2: the southern states that seceded from the United States in
1861 [syn: Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate
States of America, Dixie, Dixieland]
3: the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees [syn: due
4: any region lying in or toward the south [syn: southland]
adv : in a southern direction; "we moved south" [syn: to the
south, in the south]
Heb. Negeb, that arid district to the south of Palestine through
which lay the caravan route from Central Palestine to Egypt
(Gen. 12:9; 13:1, 3; 46:1-6). "The Negeb comprised a
considerable but irregularly-shaped tract of country, its main
portion stretching from the mountains and lowlands of Judah in
the north to the mountains of Azazemeh in the south, and from
the Dead Sea and southern Ghoron the east to the Mediterranean
on the west." In Ezek. 20:46 (21:1 in Heb.) three different
Hebrew words are all rendered "south." (1) "Set thy face toward
the south" (Teman, the region on the right, 1 Sam. 33:24); (2)
"Drop thy word toward the south" (Negeb, the region of dryness,
Josh. 15:4); (3) "Prophesy against the forest of the south
field" (Darom, the region of brightness, Deut. 33:23). In Job
37:9 the word "south" is literally "chamber," used here in the
sense of treasury (comp. 38:22; Ps. 135:7). This verse is
rendered in the Revised Version "out of the chamber of the