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English definition of “south”

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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