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English definition of “south”

south

noun [U]  /sɑʊθ/ (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.) us  
the direction opposite north, or the part of an area or country in this direction: The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. In the US, the South is the southeastern part of the country: We moved to the South when I was a child. US history In the US Civil War, the South was the group of states that fought to become separate from the federal government.
southerly
adjective  /ˈsʌð·ər·li/ us  
a southerly direction
southern
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈsʌð·ərn/ (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.) us  
Louisiana is in the southern part of the US.

south

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /sɑʊθ/ (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.) us  
in, forming, or toward the south part of something: The University is on the south side of town. We drove south.
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