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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4-4-0 - Usage - Australia
... The first 4-4-0s appeared in South Australia in 1859 ... with 6 feet 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 (1,435 mm) Standard gauge and 5 ... in Gawler, South Australia, and the Phoenix Foundry in Ballarat, Victoria ...
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 less than that of the South (3.5 million) ... 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 ...
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 ...
Malawi - Geography
... the 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 ...

More definitions of "south":

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

Famous quotes containing the word south:

    The South Wind is a baker.
    Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)

    If you are one of the hewers of wood and drawers of small weekly paychecks, your letters will have to contain some few items of news or they will be accounted dry stuff.... But if you happen to be of a literary turn of mind, or are, in any way, likely to become famous, you may settle down to an afternoon of letter-writing on nothing more sprightly in the way of news than the shifting of the wind from south to south-east.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    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)