American English

Definition of south adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  toward the south This room faces south.
  2. 2south of something nearer to the south than something They live ten miles south of Hartford.
  3. 3south of something (informal or finance) less or lower than something The drug is achieving revenues just south of $1 billion per quarter. Interest rates will end somewhere south of 6.5%. opposite north
  4. Idioms
    down south (informal)
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    to or in the south, especially the southern states of the U.S. They've gone to live down south.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: south