Definition of south adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//saʊθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//saʊθ//
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  1. 1  towards the south This room faces south.
  2. 2south of something nearer to the south than something They live ten miles south of Bristol.
  3. 3south of something (informal, North American English 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%.
  4. opposite north
    Word OriginOld English sūth, of Germanic origin; related to Low German sud.Idioms (informal) to or in the south, especially of England They've gone to live down south.
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