1 of 2

intransitive verb

: to turn, veer, or shift to the south
used chiefly of the wind


2 of 2


plural -s
: a southerly wind
the anchorage offers pretty fair protection from anything except a souther

Word History


Intransitive verb

south entry 1 + -er (as in batter entry 1)


south entry 1 + -er, noun suffix

First Known Use

Intransitive Verb

1615, in the meaning defined above


1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of souther was in 1615

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“Souther.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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