|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.|
|Adj.||1.||southern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"|
northern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
|2.||southern - situated in or oriented toward the south; "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"|
|3.||southern - situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"|
northern - situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"
|4.||southern - from the south; used especially of wind; "a hot south wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"|