Hypertext Webster Gateway: "southern"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Southern \South"ern\, n.
A Southerner. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Southern \South"ern\ (?; 277), a. [AS. s??ern. See {South}.]
Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding
from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.

{Southern Cross} (Astron.), a constellation of the southern
hemisphere containing several bright stars so related in
position as to resemble a cross.

{Southern Fish} (Astron.), a constelation of the southern
hemisphere ({Piscis Australis}) containing the bright star

{Southern States} (U.S. Hist. & Geog.), the States of the
American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio
River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the
Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed
as one of the Southern States.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: in or characteristic of a region of the United States south
of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Southern
hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern
plantations" [ant: {northern}]
2: situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern
exposure"; "took a southerly course" [syn: {southerly}]
3: situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the
southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations" [ant: {northern}]
4: from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot south wind";
"southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly" [syn: {southerly}]

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