Know Your Next Word : south

24. south :

adjective & noun :

1. a cardinal point of the compass lying directly opposite north

2. The South : the general area south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi, consisting mainly of those states that formed the Confederacy.

3. lying toward or situated in the south; directed or proceeding toward the south

4. coming from the south, as a wind

usage :

  • Sales went south during the recession.

  • a hot south wind

  • a stock that went south shortly after he bought it

  • That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's line.

  • the south entrance

  • out of the chamber of the south

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