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Definition of "southern" []

  • Situated in, toward, or facing the south. (adjective)
  • Coming from the south: southern breezes. (adjective)
  • Native to or growing in the south. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of southern regions or the South. (adjective)
  • Being south of the equator. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "southern" in a sentence
  • "Well, the term southern strategy, to me, as it is personified by Mr. Nixon, really means the reversal of the New Society philosophies that"
  • "His aims - to "desectarianise" his word southern society, achieve social reforms and eliminate poverty - were laudable but not fully achieved."
  • "I think the term "southern" brings to mind racism more than "baptist" does."