- 1 [attributive] Situated in the south or directed toward or facing the south: the southern hemisphereMore example sentences
- We turned off the freeway into southern Nevada and on towards our final destination for the day, the town of Williams, Arizona.
- The monastery of St. Naum is situated at the southern end of the lake, in the striking natural environment.
- This too has been a cause of congestion as Market Street narrows towards its southern end.
- 1.1(Of a wind) blowing from the south.More example sentences
- Fragrant southern breezes blow down from the mountain tops, and north winds, dampened by the lake, are cool.
- The southern wind had begun to pick up, clear evidence that a storm was coming.
- There was a mild southern breeze and it had a unique odor of sandalwood.
- 2Living in or originating from the south: the southern rural poorMore example sentences
- It seems we are already somewhat more sophisticated in our rural debate than our southern cousins.
- 2.1Of, relating to, or characteristic of the south or its inhabitants: a faintly southern accentMore example sentences
- The speech, delivered in a southern accent, trembling with indignation, was the biggest hit of the convention.
- Russell himself is a Yorkshireman - although you wouldn't know it from the refined southern accent.
- The robber was six feet tall with black hair and had a southern accent and a yellow fluorescent coat.
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- The cruise originates and returns to Ushuaia Tierra Del Fuego, the southernmost town in South America near Cape Horn.
- The world's southernmost radio telescope, owned by the University of Tasmania, is part of a project looking at Saturn's moon Titan.
- The normally uninhabited island is about 10 miles east of Kuwait City and about 30 miles south of the southernmost tip of Iraq.
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