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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.
References in classic literature ?
You seem able to make yourself pretty comfortable," said Doctor South, with a grimness which would have disturbed Philip if he had not been in such high spirits.
Doctor South gave him a look, but did not reply directly.
The two Northern sides RO, OF, constitute the roof, and for the most part have no doors; on the East is a small door for the Women; on the West a much larger one for the Men; the South side or floor is usually doorless.
We cannot say that they have been created alike, in correspondence with the nearly similar physical conditions of the areas; for if we compare, for instance, certain parts of South America with the southern continents of the Old World, we see countries closely corresponding in all their physical conditions, but with their inhabitants utterly dissimilar.
South of the equator, we have some direct evidence of former glacial action in New Zealand; and the same plants, found on widely separated mountains in this island, tell the same story.
If to-morrow, the 21st of March, the disc of the sun, allowing for refraction, is exactly cut by the northern horizon, it will show that I am at the South Pole.
Behind us, to the south and east, an immense country and a chaotic heap of rocks and ice, the limits of which were not visible.
Not long ago, when passing through the streets of a certain city in the South, I heard some brick-masons calling out, from the top of a two-story brick building on which they were working, for the "Governor" to "hurry up and bring up some more bricks.
Ferguson carefully remarked that they had not gone beyond the second degree of south latitude, nor the twenty-ninth of east longitude.
And, moreover, if you must go to the sea, it had better not have been to South End.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental than the north pole.
I will here add a few remarks on the hybernation of animals in this part of South America.