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English definition of “south”


noun [U]    /sɑʊθ/ (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.)
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    /ˈsʌð·ər·li/ adjective a southerly direction southern    /ˈsʌð·ərn/ adjective [not gradable] (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.) Louisiana is in the southern part of the US.
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