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south meaning

EN[saʊθ] [-aʊθ]
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  • South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. It is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. South is the polar opposite of north and is perpendicular to east and west.
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    Definition of south in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map.
    2. VerbSGsouthsPRsouthingPT, PPsouthed
      1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
        1. (astronomy) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line.
          1. The moon souths at nine.
      2. Adjective
        1. Toward the south; southward.
          1. (meteorology, of wind) from the south.
            1. Of or pertaining to the south; southern.
              1. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.
                1. south highway 1 ‎
            2. Adverb
              1. Toward the south; southward.
                1. Downward.
                  1. In an adverse direction or trend.
                    1. (meteorology) Of wind, from the south.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • After North opened one spade, South responded one no-trump, semiforcing.
                        • This discovery led to a series of expeditions to the Caribbean and South Pacific where several species of biofluorescent eels, representing several anguilliform families, were collected and analyzed.
                        • What sort of English is typical in the classroom of the 'average' Xhosaspeaking South African school-goer in the twenty-first century?
                      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • He was unconcerned that his health might turn south.
                        • Rather, the phylogeographically validated palaeomodels presented here show that the central region had much higher stability relative to the south.
                        • Since home plate is generally in the southwest corner to avoid glare in the batter's eyes, a southpaw's pitching hand is to the south.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Adjectives
                        • Uncomparable adjectives
                        • Adverbs
                          • Uncomparable adverbs
                          • Nouns
                            • Singularia tantum
                              • Uncountable nouns
                            • Verbs
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                            1. en southern
                            2. en southwest
                            3. en southeast
                            4. en south-eastern
                            5. en south-western
                            Source: Wiktionary
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                            Meaning of south for the defined word.

                            Grammatically, this word "south" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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