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South appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Slick slim slippers sliding south.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun south:

spoken English37.45%written English62.55% imaginative writing27.84%informational writing72.16%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun south:


The word south is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun south

What does south mean as a name of something?

South is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • south: souths
  • South: Souths

  1. the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
  2. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  3. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
  4. a location in the southern part of a country, region, or city
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: location = a point or extent in space
    • attribute: southern = situated in or coming from regions of the south
  5. the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic word: direction = the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

Alternative definition of the noun south


  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 180°, directed toward the South Pole, and conventionally downwards on a map.

Definition of the adjective south

What does south mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees:

  • south: souther |
  • South: -

  1. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south

Alternative definition of the adjective south


  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. [meteorology] Of wind, from the south.
  3. Of or pertaining to the south; southern.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by southbound traffic.

Definition of the adverb south

What does south mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a southern direction

Alternative definition of the adverb south


  1. Toward the south; southward.
  2. See Downward.
  3. In an adverse direction or trend.
  4. [meteorology] Of wind, from the south.


  1. South a.k.a. Southern United States: The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America. The South does not match the geographic south, but is predominantly located in the southeastern corner; Arizona and New Mexico which are geographically in the southern part of the country, are rarely considered part of the Southern United States, while West Virginia commonly is. Some scholars have proposed definitions of the South that do not coincide neatly with state boundaries.
  2. South a.k.a. The South Region is located in the southwestern and south-central portion of the Republic of Cameroon. It is bordered to the east by the East Region, to the north by the Centre Region, to the northwest by the Littoral Region, to the west by the Gulf of Guinea, and to the south by the countries of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Congo. The South occupies 47,720 km² of territory, making it the fourth largest region in the nation. The major ethnic groups are the various Beti-Pahuin peoples, such as the Ewondo, Fang, and Bulu.
  3. South a.k.a. Atlantique Department: Atlantique is one of the twelve departments of Benin.
  4. South is the name for a ward in the southern part of Luton, England. The ward includes New Town, Park Town, Chapel Langley and most of Luton town centre. Junction 10 of the M1 is just outside the ward. Both Luton Airport Parkway and Luton railway station are located within the ward. London Luton Airport is close by.

There are other places with in their name, like Aba South, Jos South, New South, Old South, South Arm, South Bar, South Bay, South End, South Goa, South Sea, South Upi, Down South, Park South, South Acre, South Asia, South Bank, South Bend, South Cave, South Cove and South Fork.


  1. South were an English rock band. The band consisted of lead singer Joel Cadbury, Brett Shaw, and Jamie McDonald. Each member was a multi-instrumentalist and they shared duties on guitars, bass, percussion, keyboards.
  2. South is an ambient, post-rock unit from Richmond, Virginia. Core band members include songwriters Patrick Phelan and Nathan Lambdin, along with percussionist Tod Parkhill, founder of the company that publishes Nothing Nice To Say.

There are other groups with in their name, like South 65, 101 South, New South, Down South, south blow, South Bronx, South Border, South Street, Journey South, North & South, One Flew South, One Mile South, South Mountain, South Side Dub, The South Trio, Beautiful South, North and South, South Ambulance, South of Trance and McMillan & South.


South is a fictional character from the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi.


  1. "South" is Heather Nova's sixth album.
    • also known as South (bonus disc)
    • genres: Pop music, Indie rock
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "South" is a jazz composition by Thamon Hayes and Bennie Moten. It was introduced by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra in 1924 and recorded again in 1928, when it became a national hit. It was Moten's most popular composition.
  3. "South" is a 1987/1988 album by New Zealand musician Shona Laing and her most commercially successful release to date. It was released twice; in 1987 as a worldwide release, and again in 1988 in the United States. Laing reprised three of the tracks from her 1985 album Genre for the U.S. release of South.
    • genre: Synthpop
    • released in (27 years ago)
  4. "South" is the fifth album by Ego Likeness and is the first in their Compass EP series. It was self-released in 2007 and was available for purchase only at tour locations or through their website. Only 300 copies were pressed and were individually numbered and autographed. According to the official website, the album is sold out but the songs are to be rereleased at a later date.
  5. "South" is a musical album of 48V.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "South" is a composition.
  7. "South" is a musical album of Jumping Drums.
    • released on
  8. "South" is a musical EP of Carbon Whales.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  9. "South" is a musical album of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
    • released on
  10. "South" is a musical EP of The Highland Reunion.
    • released on
  11. "South" is a composition.
  12. "South" is a musical EP of South.
  13. "South" is a musical album of Hot Water.
    • released in (5 years ago)


  1. "South" a.k.a. "Sur" is an Argentine drama film written and directed by Fernando E. Solanas. The film features Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, Lito Cruz, Ulises Dumont among others.
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  2. "South" is a 1993 drama film directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
  3. "South": Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her prosthesis during foreplay, she imprisons him in the laundry plant. As Loe is slowly dying in imprisonment, Martje loses contact with reality and starts imagining having a family with him.
  4. "South" is a film, directed by Frank Hurley.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genres: Documentary film, Travel
    • subject: Sir Ernest Shackleton
    • released in (96 years ago)
  5. "South" is a 1999 documentary film written and directed by Chantal Akerman.
  6. "South" is a 2011 short thriller film written by Todd M. Camhe and directed by D.J. Viola.


  1. South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. It is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. South the polar opposite of north and is perpendicular to east and west.
  2. South is a database migration framework for Django applications. It was created to overcome the fact that the integrated ORM in Django didn't take changes in models into account: you could create new models, but adding or removing fields was not supported.
  3. South is a large lunar crater that is located in the northwest part of the Moon. Most of the southern wall of this crater is joined to the Sinus Roris bay of the Oceanus Procellarum, with the southeast rim facing Mare Frigoris. Attached to the northwest of the formation is the larger walled plain Babbage. Just to the northeast is the crater Robinson, and farther to the northeast is another walled plain, J. Herschel.
  4. South a.k.a. I South is a political party.
  5. South is a school, educational institution.
  6. South is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  7. South is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with South

Phrases starting with the word South:

  1. south sea
  2. south bend
  3. south pole
  4. south side
  5. south wind
  6. south-east
  7. South-Pole
  8. south-west
  9. south-polar
  10. South Briton
  11. south dakota
  12. South Indian
  13. south korean

Phrases ending with the word South:

  1. Go South
  2. due south
  3. old south
  4. deep south
  5. Solid South
  6. Upper South
  7. in the south

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for South

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of South Asia (1998)

Bangladesh by S. K. Khanna, K. N. Sudarshan

Preface The South Asian region, which comprises that present-day states of India , Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, has long been significant in world affairs. For 5000 years it has been one of the main centers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South Dakota Indians (2001)

by Donald Ricky

The United States agrees that the following district of country, to wit: commencing where the 107th degree of longitude west of Greenwich crosses the south boundary of Montana Territory; thence north along said 107th meridian to ...

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Quotes about South

We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing. (Solomon Burke)
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Scrabble value of S1O1U1T1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SOUTH

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