Examples of southern in a Sentence
the southern part of the state
the southern shore of the lake
Recent Examples of southern from the Web
Founded in 1869 to treat poor children, Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) is now the main pediatric hospital serving southern Italy.
The largest system is located about 550 miles below the southern tip of Baja California and is tracking west.
But this was Sean Brock, the Southern culinary revivalist with an arm covered in vegetable tattoos, who had collected vintage bottles of American bourbon like a maniacal museum curator.
A suspect in a red pickup truck led officers on a nearly hour-long police chase from Louisville to a southern Indiana field Thursday, before he was taken into custody by Indiana authorities.
President Rodrigo Duterte took office pledging to bring peace to Mindanao, the predominantly Muslim island in the southern Philippines where he was raised.
But don't think the food at Bitty's Living Kitchen won't be accessible to an Alabama native: Chef-owner Kimberly Brock got her start in the food industry with a classic Southern restaurant.
This Herkimer Diamond ($30, amazon.com) was handpicked in the southern part of the United States by the jewelry maker.
The Southern grandmothers drinking mint juleps and wearing pearls?
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Origin and Etymology of southern
Middle English southern, southren, from Old English sūtherne; akin to Old High German sundrōni southern, Old English sūth south
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Southern
: the dialect of English spoken in most of the Chesapeake Bay area, the coastal plain and the greater part of the upland plateau in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and the Gulf states at least as far west as the valley of the Brazos in Texas and sometimes taken to include the south Midland area
SOUTHERN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of southern for English Language Learners
: located in or toward the south
: of or relating to the south
Southern : of or relating to the people born, raised, or living in the southeastern U.S.
SOUTHERN Defined for Kids
Definition of southern for Students
1 often cap : of, relating to, or like that of the South a southern climate
2 : lying toward or coming from the south southern Asia
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