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southnoun [U]

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

southadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /sɑʊθ/ (abbreviation S., abbreviation So.)
in, forming, or toward the south part of something: The University is on the south side of town. We drove south.
Translations of “south”
in Arabic جَنوب…
in Korean 남쪽…
in Malaysian selatan…
in French sud…
in Italian sud…
in Chinese (Traditional) 南, 南方,南部…
in Vietnamese miền nam, phương nam…
in Spanish sur…
in Portuguese sul…
in Thai ตอนใต้, ทิศใต้…
in German der Süden…
in Catalan sud…
in Japanese 南…
in Indonesian selatan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 南, 南方,南部…
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