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southern meaning

EN[ˈsʌðə(r)n]
US
WSouthern
  • The name Southern may refer to: Southern (surname)
  • AdjectiveCOMmore southernSUPmost southernSUF-ern
    1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
      1. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
        1. From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
      2. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The southern end of the Rockies plunges gradually along its sharp frontal downflex and passes into the Anton Chico monocline.
          • Another senate talkathon shaped up today as southern solons fashioned a vocal onslaught against new anti-lynching legislation.
          • These are not minor issues because the regional extinctions of small mammals are a widespread phenomenon in southern South America and have involved several sigmodontine and caviomorph rodent species.

      Meaning of southern for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "southern" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives ending in -en. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adjectives ending in -en
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -en
                  • Adjectives ending in -en
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