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Definition of South


  1. That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.
  2. A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.
  3. Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  4. The wind from the south.
  5. Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole.
  6. Toward the south; southward.
  7. From the south; as, the wind blows south.
  8. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
  9. To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; -- said chiefly of the moon; as, the moon souths at nine.

South Quotations

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.
Nelson Mandela

That's one of the biggest losses, I think, to African American families, is that people, once they left, they turned away from the South. They didn't look back, and they often didn't tell their children about it. They didn't want to talk about it. It was too painful, what they'd gone through and the caste system of the South, which was Jim Crow.
Isabel Wilkerson

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself.
Athol Fugard

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.
Miriam Makeba

Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard. Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better.
Strom Thurmond
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South Translations

south in Afrikaans is suide, suidelik
south in Danish is syd, sydlig
south in Dutch is zuidelijk
south in French is midi, sud
south in Italian is ostro, sud
south in Latin is meridianus
south in Norwegian is syd
south in Portuguese is sul
south in Spanish is sur
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