South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.
South is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of north and is perpendicular to east and west.
By convention, the bottom side of a map is south.
To go south using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 180°.
Famous quotes containing the word south:
“To lib and die in Dixie!
Away, away, away down South in Dixie!”
—Daniel Decatur Emmett (18151904)
“Even when seen from near, the olive shows
A hue of far away. Perhaps for this
The dove brought olive back, a tree which grows
Unearthly pale, which ever dims and dries,
And whose great thirst, exceeding all excess,
Teaches the South it is not paradise.”
—Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
“The white gulls south of Victoria
catch tossed crumbs in midair.
When anyone hears the Catbird
he gets lonesome.”
—Gary Snyder (b. 1930)