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English definition of “south”

south

adverb (also South)     /saʊθ/ (written abbreviation S, UK also Sth, US also So)
A2 towards the south: The Mississippi river flows south. They drove south towards the coast. He travelled due (= directly) south, towards the desert.Points of the compassDirection of motion down south to or in the south of a country or region: Alice got a job down south.Named regions of countries Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?See more
(Definition of south adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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