Associations to the word «Southern»


SOUTHERN, adjective. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
SOUTHERN, adjective. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
SOUTHERN, adjective. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
SOUTHERN, adjective. (not in US) from or pertaining to the southern part of any region
SOUTHERN, adjective. (chiefly US) from or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region.
SOUTHERN AFRICA, proper noun. The southern part of the continent of Africa.
SOUTHERN ALPS, proper noun. A mountain range in South Island, New Zealand
SOUTHERN ALTAI, proper noun. A Turkic language spoken in the Altai Republic, Russia on the border of Mongolia and the People's Republic of China. There is no mutual intelligibility with Northern Altai.
SOUTHERN AMERICAN ENGLISH, proper noun. A dialect of English spoken in the southern U.S. states, such as Alabama. Can be extended as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia.
SOUTHERN ARROWWOOD, noun. Viburnum dentatum, native to eastern North America.
SOUTHERN BALOCHI, proper noun. A variety of Balochi language, spoken mainly in Pakistan, where it has about 3 million speakers and in Iran (0.5 million).
SOUTHERN BAPTIST, noun. A Baptist denomination based in the United States
SOUTHERN BAPTIST, noun. A member of that denomination
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS, noun. Plural of Southern Baptist
SOUTHERN BEECH, noun. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Nothofagus native to South America and Australasia.
SOUTHERN BELLE, noun. (US) A beautiful, archetypal (especially upper class) white woman of the Southern United States.
SOUTHERN BELLE, noun. Alternative form of Southern belle
SOUTHERN BELLES, noun. Plural of Southern belle
SOUTHERN BELLES, noun. Plural of southern belle
SOUTHERN BLOT, noun. (biochemistry) A sheet to which DNA has been transfered from electrophoresis gel, used for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples.
SOUTHERN BLOT, verb. (transitive) (biochemistry) To use a Southern blot on (some DNA).
SOUTHERN BLOT ANALYSIS, noun. (biochemistry) a technique whereby biological molecules (especially DNA fragments) are separated by electrophoresis and then transferred from a gel to an immobilizing medium, under the influence of an electric field, for analysis
SOUTHERN BLOTS, noun. Plural of Southern blot
SOUTHERN BLOTS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of Southern blot
SOUTHERN BLOTTED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of Southern blot
SOUTHERN BLOTTING, verb. Present participle of Southern blot
SOUTHERN BOTTLENOSE WHALE, noun. A species of bottlenose whale, found in the southern oceans, Hyperoodon planifrons.
SOUTHERN BOTTLENOSE WHALES, noun. Plural of southern bottlenose whale
SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION, proper noun. The Cherokee Nation made up of those who joined the Confederates during the Civil War.
SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION, proper noun. One of the Cherokee Nations recognized by the 1866 treaty.
SOUTHERN CONE, proper noun. The southern portion of South America, consisting of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, sometimes southern Brazil, São Paulo state and Paraguay.
SOUTHERN CROSS, proper noun. (constellation) A distinctive winter constellation of the southern sky, shaped like a cross. It appears in the flags of several countries in Oceania.
SOUTHERN DRAWL, noun. (phonetics) The diphthongisation or triphthongisation of the vowels , and into , and , occurring in English spoken in the Southern United States.
SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL, noun. A large species of seal, found mainly around Antarctica, Mirounga leonina, famous for being the largest ever carnivorous mammal.
SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS, noun. Plural of southern elephant seal
SOUTHERN EUROPE, proper noun. A sociopolitical region of Europe including such countries as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Albania and Bulgaria.
SOUTHERN EUROPEAN, adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Southern Europe, its people, or its culture.
SOUTHERN EUROPEAN, noun. A Southern European person; one who comes from or lives in Southern Europe.
SOUTHERN EUROPEANS, noun. Plural of Southern European
SOUTHERN FAIRY, noun. (derogatory) Someone from southern England.
SOUTHERN GOSPEL, noun. (music) A genre of harmonic vocal Christian music that developed from the sacred harp (shape-note) style of singing in the Southern United States..
SOUTHERN GOTHIC, noun. A subgenre of Gothic fiction, set in the American South.
SOUTHERN GREEN STINK BUG, noun. (US) A stink bug, Nezara viridula, that has spread worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions and is a significant pest on many crops.
SOUTHERN GREEN STINK BUGS, noun. Plural of southern green stink bug
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, noun. The hemisphere of the Earth (or any celestial body) to the south of its equator.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, noun. The reputation for people in the U.S. South to be particularly warm and welcoming to visitors.
SOUTHERN ICY OCEAN, proper noun. (obsolete) Alternative term for Southern Ocean.
SOUTHERN IRELAND, proper noun. The short-lived autonomous region of the United Kingdom established on 3 May 1921 and dissolved on 6 December 1922, superseded by the Irish Free State.
SOUTHERN IRELAND, proper noun. (informal) The Republic of Ireland.
SOUTHERN LIGHTS, noun. The aurora of the southern hemisphere.
SOUTHERN MIN, proper noun. Synonym of Min Nan.
SOUTHERN OCEAN, proper noun. The portion of the World Ocean surrounding Antarctica, variously taken as the waters south of the Antarctic Circle, the waters south of 60°   S, or the waters bounded by the Antarctic Convergence.
SOUTHERN OSCILLATION, proper noun. The atmospheric component of El Niño; an oscillation in surface air pressure between the tropical eastern and the western Pacific Ocean waters.
SOUTHERN PENTECOSTAL, adjective. Southern Baptist (attributive)
SOUTHERN PENTECOSTAL, noun. Southern Baptist
SOUTHERN PENTECOSTALS, noun. Plural of Southern Pentecostal
SOUTHERN PIG-TAILED MACAQUE, noun. An Old World monkey of the species Macaca nemestrina, native to Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay peninsula.
SOUTHERN RHODESIA, proper noun. (historical) a name used to refer to the area now called Zimbabwe, officially introduced in 1901. Named after Cecil Rhodes, its founder. A self-governing colony of Britain from 1923, its government began to refer to itself simply as Rhodesia in 1964, when Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. The name Zimbabwe was adopted in 1980.
SOUTHERN ROCK, noun. (music) A genre of rock music that is influenced by country music.
SOUTHERN SAMI, proper noun. A Finno-Ugric language spoken in parts of Norway.
SOUTHERN SCHOOL WHITING, noun. Sillago bassensis, a coastal marine fish of the smelt-whiting family that inhabits the south and south-west coasts of Australia.
SOUTHERN SCREAMER, noun. Another name for the crested screamer.
SOUTHERN SCREAMERS, noun. Plural of southern screamer
SOUTHERN SESOTHO, proper noun. The Sesotho language, when distinguished from Northern Sesotho.
SOUTHERN SOTHO, proper noun. Sesotho. (language)
SOUTHERN SUDAN, proper noun. A former name of South Sudan.
SOUTHERN SUDANESE, adjective. Of, from, or relating to, Southern Sudan
SOUTHERN TIER, proper noun. An area of New York state, variously described, but approximately comprising the state's counties that border Pennsylvania, except Sullivan County.
SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, proper noun. An expansive region encompassing the southeastern and south-central part of the United States, typically defined as including the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.
SOUTHERN VOLE, noun. A species of vole, Microtus rossiaemeridionalis
SOUTHERN VOLES, noun. Plural of southern vole
SOUTHERN WAKASHAN, proper noun. The branch of the Wakashan language family composed of Ditidaht, Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth.
SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE, noun. (US) A classification of lumber, widely used in construction in much of the US, from any of several species of genus Pinus grown in the southeastern United States.
SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE, noun. Pinus palustris, longleaf pine.

Dictionary definition

SOUTHERN, adjective. In or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations".
SOUTHERN, adjective. Situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course".
SOUTHERN, adjective. Situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations".
SOUTHERN, adjective. From the south; used especially of wind; "a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly".

Wise words

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