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south

1 noun
     
Related topics: Geography
south1 S1 W2 , South written abbreviation S [singular, uncountable]
1SG the direction that is at the bottom of a map of the world, below the Equator. It is on the right if you are facing the rising sun:
Which way is south?
from/towards the south
By now the army was approaching from the south.
to the south (of something)
Gatwick airport is a few miles to the south of London.
2

the south

SG the southern part of a country or area
in the south
They lived in a small town in the South.
the south of
the South of India

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