- 1(also the south) the direction that is on your right when you watch the sun rise; one of the four main points of the compass Which way is south? warmer weather coming from the south He lives to the south of (= farther south than) the city. compare east, north, west
- 2 the south the southern part of a country, a region, or the world birds flying to the south for the winter They bought a villa in the South of France.
- 3 the South the southeastern states of the U.S. see also the Deep South
- 4the South the poorer countries in the southern half of the world
nounjump to other results
NAmE//saʊθ//[uncountable, singular] (abbreviation S., S, So.)