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South

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
South

Heb. Negeb, that arid district to the south of Palestine through which lay the caravan route from Central Palestine to Egypt (Genesis 12:9; 13:1, 3; 46:1-6). "The Negeb comprised a considerable but irregularly-shaped tract of country, its main portion stretching from the mountains and lowlands of Judah in the north to the mountains of Azazemeh in the south, and from the Dead Sea and southern Ghoron the east to the Mediterranean on the west." In Ezekiel 20:46 (21:1 in Heb.) three different Hebrew words are all rendered "south." (1) "Set thy face toward the south" (Teman, the region on the right, 1 Samuel 33:24); (2) "Drop thy word toward the south" (Negeb, the region of dryness, Joshua 15:4); (3) "Prophesy against the forest of the south field" (Darom, the region of brightness, Deuteronomy 33:23). In Job 37:9 the word "south" is literally "chamber," used here in the sense of treasury (comp. 38:22; Psalms 135:7). This verse is rendered in the Revised Version "out of the chamber of the south."


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
South

SOUTH, noun

1. The north and south are opposite points in the horizon; each ninety degrees or the quarter of a great circle distant from the east and west. A man standing with his face towards the east or rising sun, has the south on his right hand. The meridian of every place is a great circle passing through the north and south points. Strictly, south is the horizontal point in the meridian of a place, on the right hand of a person standing with his face towards the east. But the word is applied to any point in the meridian, between the horizon and the zenith.

2. In a less exact sense, any point or place on the earth or in the heavens, which is near the meridian towards the right hand as one faces the east.

3. A southern region, country or place; as the queen of the south in Scriptures. So in Europe, the people of Spain and Italy are spoken of as living in the south In the United States, we speak of the states of the south and of the north.

4. The wind that blows from the north. [Not used.]

SOUTH, adjective

1. In any place north of the tropic of Cancer, pertaining to or lying in the meridian towards the sun; as a south wind.

2. Being in a southern direction; as the south sea.

SOUTH, adverb Towards the south A ship sails south; the wind blows south


Smith's Bible Dictionary
South Ramoth

[RAMATH OF THE SOUTH OF THE SOUTH]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southeast

SOUTHE'AST, noun The point of the compass equally distant from the south and east.

SOUTHE'AST, adjective In the direction of southeast or coming from the southeast; s a southeast wind.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southeastern

SOUTHE'ASTERN, adjective Towards the southeast.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southerly

SOUTHERLY, adjective suth'erly.

1. Lying at the south, or in a direction nearly south; as a southerly point.

2. Coming from the south or a point nearly south; as a southerly wind.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southern

SOUTHERN, adjective suth'ern.

1. Belonging to the south; meridional; as the southern hemisphere.

2. Lying towards the south; as a southern country or climate.

3. Coming form the south; as a southern breeze.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southernly

SOUTHERNLY, adjective suth'ernly. Towards the south.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southernmost

SOUTHERNMOST, adjective suth'ernmost. Furthest towards the south.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southing

SOUTH'ING, adjective Going towards the south; as the southing sun.

SOUTH'ING, noun

1. Tendency or motion to the south.

2. The southing of the moon, the time at which the moon passes the meridian.

3. Course or distance south; as a ship's southing


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southmost

SOUTH'MOST, adjective Furthest towards the south.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southsay

SOUTHSAY, SOUTHSAYER. [See Soothsay.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southsayer

SOUTHSAY, SOUTHSAYER [See Soothsay.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southward

SOUTHWARD, adverb suth'ard. Towards the south; as, to go southward

SOUTHWARD, noun suth'ard. The southern regions or countries.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southwest

SOUTHWEST, noun [south and west.] The point of the compass equally distant from the south and west.

SOUTHWEST, adjective

1. Lying in the direction of the southwest; as a southwest country.

2. Coming from the southwest; as a southwest wind.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southwesterly

SOUTHWEST'ERLY, adjective

1. In the direction of southwest, or nearly so.

2. Coming from the southwest, or a point near it; as a southwesterly wind.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Southwestern

SOUTHWEST'ERN, In the direction of southwest, or nearly so; as, to sail a southwestern course.