Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
south-central · southbound · southeast · southeasterly · southeastern · southeastward · southerly · southern · southernmost · southmost · southward · southwest · southwesterly · southwestern · southwestward
In a southern direction; SYN. South, to the south, in the south.
in the south · to the south
Robert 1634-1716 English clergyman
(1785-1867) English astronomer who published two catalogs of double stars 1824 and 1826, the former with John Herschel. For this catalog, they were awarded the Gold Medal of the Astronomical Society 1826.
South was born in London. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons before renouncing medicine at the age of 31 in order to devote himself to astronomy. His marriage in 1816 made him wealthy enough to establish observatories in London and in Paris and equip them with the best telescopes available.
South had an argumentative temperament, and his public criticism of the Royal Society for participating in the decline of the sciences in Britain offended other Fellows.
ETYM Old Eng. south, suth, AS. sűth for sunth; akin to Dutch zuid, Old High Germ. sund, German süd, süden, Icel. suthr, sunnr, Dan. syd, sönden, Swed. syd, söder, sunnan; all probably akin to Eng. sun, meaning, the side towards the sun. Related to Sun.
The cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees; SYN. due south, S.
1. Any region lying in or toward the south; Also called: southland.
2. The region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line.
The, Historically, the states of the US bounded on the N by the Mason–Dixon Line, the Ohio River, and the E and N borders of Missouri, with an agrarian economy based on plantations worked by slaves, and which seceded from the Union 1861, beginning the American Civil War, as the Confederacy. The term is now loosely applied in a geographical and cultural sense, with Texas often regarded as part of the Southwest rather than the South.
By its broadest definition, the South consists of 16 states (including Texas and Oklahoma) and the District of Columbia, with an area of 898,575 sq mi/2,327,309 sq km. Houston is the largest city.