What is southern?

  • (adj): Situated in or oriented toward the south.
    Example: "A southern exposure"
    Synonyms: southerly
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on southern:

Lyndon B. Johnson - Presidency 1963–1969 - Civil Rights
... with the civil rights movement, Johnson overcame southern resistance and convinced the Democratic-Controlled Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed most ... Johnson took the initiative in finishing what Kennedy started and broke a filibuster by Southern Democrats in March 1964 as a result, this pushed the bill for passage in the Senate ... lost the South for a generation", anticipating a coming backlash from Southern whites against Johnson's Democratic Party ...
Extremaduran Language - Dialects
... or "High" (artu estremeñu), Central or "Middle" (meyu estremeñu), and Southern or "Low" (baju estremeñu) ... The central and southern ones are spoken in the rest of Extremadura, and are not different enough from standard Spanish to be considered anything but ... Northern Extremaduran is also spoken in a few villages of southern Salamanca, being known there as the "palra d'El Rebollal", which is now almost extinct ...
Aoraki / Mount Cook - Geology
... The Southern Alps on the South Island were formed by tectonic uplifting and pressure as the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates collided along the island's western coast ... The Southern Alps are the first obstacle the winds encounter after South Africa and Australia, having moved east across the Southern Ocean ... fault, a 650 km long active fault in the Southern Alps ...
Southern Blot
... A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples ... Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresis-separated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent fragment detection by probe hybridization ... The method is named after its inventor, the British biologist Edwin Southern ...
East Prussia - History - Southern Part To Poland
... government officially took over the civilian administration of the southern part of East Prussia on 23 May 1945 ... Polish lands annexed by the Soviet Union as well as Ukrainians and Lemkos from southern Poland, expelled throughout Operation Vistula in 1947, were settled in the southern ...

More definitions of "southern":

  • (adj): From the south; used especially of wind.
    Example: "Southern breezes"
    Synonyms: southerly
  • (adj): In or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.
    Example: "Southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"
  • (adj): Situated in or coming from regions of the south.
    Example: "The southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"

Famous quotes containing the word southern:

    Come on, untie me or I’m gonna call your parents.
    —Terry Southern (b. 1924)

    When Abraham Lincoln penned the immortal emancipation proclamation he did not stop to inquire whether every man and every woman in Southern slavery did or did not want to be free. Whether women do or do not wish to vote does not affect the question of their right to do so.
    Mary E. Haggart, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 3, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)

    I prefer to make no new declarations [on southern policy beyond what was in the Letter of Acceptance]. But you may say, if you deem it advisable, that you know that I will stand by the friendly and encouraging words of that Letter, and by all that they imply. You cannot express that too strongly.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)