What is south?

  • (noun): The cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees.
    Synonyms: due south, S
    See also — Additional definitions below


South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.

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48th (South Midland) Division
... The British 48th (South Midland) Division was a Territorial Force division ... Originally called the 'South Midland Division', it was redesignated as the 48th Division in 1915 ... During the Second World War it was named the 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division ...
William I Of The Netherlands - Principal Changes
... The 110 seats were divided equally between the North and the South (modern-day Belgium), although the population of the North (2 million) was significantly ... The constitution was accepted in the North, but not in the South ... The under-representation of the South was one of the causes of the Belgian Revolution ...
45th Parallel South
... The 45th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 45 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane ... It is the line that marks the theoretical halfway point between the equator and the South Pole ... The true halfway point is 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi) south of this parallel because the Earth is not a perfect sphere but bulges at the equator and is flattened at the poles ...
Malawi - Geography
... northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast ... The Great Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south, and to the east of the valley lies Lake Malawi (also called Lake Nyasa), making up over three-quarters of Malawi's ... The Shire River flows from the south end of the lake and joins the Zambezi River 250 miles (400 km) farther south in Mozambique ...
4-4-0 - Usage - Australia
... The first 4-4-0s appeared in South Australia in 1859. 6 inches (1,981 millimetres) driving wheels, worked in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania on 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge, 4 ft 8 1⁄2 ... in Gawler, South Australia, and the Phoenix Foundry in Ballarat, Victoria ...

More definitions of "south":

  • (noun): The region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
  • (noun): Any region lying in or toward the south.
    Synonyms: southland
  • (adj): Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south.
    Example: "The south entrance"

Famous quotes containing the word south:

    The Great South Beach of Long Island,... though wild and desolate, as it wants the bold bank,... possesses but half the grandeur of Cape Cod in my eyes, nor is the imagination contented with its southern aspect.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Up from the South at break of day,
    Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay,
    The affrighted air with a shudder bore,
    Like a herald in haste, to the chieftain’s door,
    The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar,
    Telling the battle was on once more,
    And Sheridan twenty miles away.
    Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)

    I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that there is no subject to which Congress can better devote its attention in the coming session than the passage of a bill which shall encourage our merchant marine in such a way as to establish American lines directly between New York and the eastern ports and South American ports, and both our Pacific Coast ports and the Orient and the Philippines.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)