the Deep South

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Deep South

: the states in the most southern and eastern part of the U.S. and especially Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Word by Word Definitions

deep play
  1. : extending far from some surface or area: such as

  2. : extending far downward

  3. : extending well inward from an outer surface

  1. : to a great depth : deeply

  2. : far on : late

  3. : near the outer limits of the playing area

  1. : a vast or immeasurable extent : abyss

  2. : the extent of surrounding space or time

  3. : ocean

south play
  1. : to, toward, or in the south

  2. : into a state of decline or ruin

  1. : situated toward or at the south

  2. : coming from the south

  1. : the direction of the south terrestrial pole : the direction to the right of one facing east

  2. : the compass point directly opposite to north

  3. : regions or countries lying to the south of a specified or implied point of orientation


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