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south

1. one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 180° from north and 90° clockwise from east and anticlockwise from west
2. the direction along a meridian towards the South Pole
3. the south any area lying in or towards the south
4. Cards the player or position at the table corresponding to south on the compass
5. (esp of the wind) from the south

South

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1. the southern part of England, generally regarded as lying to the south of an imaginary line between the Wash and the Severn
2. in the US
a. 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
b. the Confederacy itself
3. the countries of the world that are not economically and technically advanced

south

[sau̇th]
(geodesy)
The direction 180° from north.
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Armed with his degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and experience as editor of the school paper, he went south to Atlanta in search of warmer weather and a job.
Their fortunes went south suddenly and shockingly and too comprehensively to be blamed on one hard-luck guy at a bar.
When economy went south in 2002, the construction industry plummeted by 50%.
Leithead added that the suspect "went east, then he went south, then he went east again.
The end result is your crane has a gearbox that just went south.
When the telecom industry really went south, most of it was with commercial projects that were short-term in nature, and [companies] were refreshing their equipment all the time just chasing the [new] technology.
Despite the sub-title, this book is specifically about Northern Jewish women who went South in the early days of the civil rights movement.
In the weeks after the attacks, the stock market went south, airlines began asking for government relief, and companies laid off more than 400,000 workers.
First, he documented the little known black cowboys in the western US, then he went south of the border into Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Columbia to gather the photographic evidence of descendants of the Transatlantic slaves living there.