Meaning of “southern” in the English Dictionary

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"southern" in British English

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southernadjective

also Southern uk /ˈsʌð.ən/ us /ˈsʌð.ɚn/ written abbreviation S, US also So.

B1 in or from the south part of an area:

a southern route
the Southern Hemisphere

More examples

  • The ship passed Land's End, then steered towards southern Ireland.
  • Unsettled weather will stretch from the middle Mississippi Valley to the southern Middle Atlantic States.
  • The sunbelt stretches from Florida to southern California.
  • The Everglades are an area of swamp in southern Florida.
  • In her last novel, the action moves between Greece and southern Spain.

(Definition of “southern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)