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capital of south africa

  • noun city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
    Pretoria.
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capital of south carolina

  • noun capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
    Columbia.
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capital of south dakota

  • noun capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
    Pierre.
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capital of south korea

  • noun the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
    Seoul.
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deep south

  • noun the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
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due south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    S; southward; south.
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East by north, East by south

  • according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 11 to the north or south, respectively, of the point due east.
Webster 1913

east by south

  • noun the compass point that is one point south of due east
    EbS.
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empire state of the south

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Georgia; GA; Peach State.
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in the south

  • adverb in a southern direction
    in the south; south.
    • we moved south
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new south wales

  • noun an Australian state in southeastern Australia
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north-south direction

  • noun in a direction parallel with lines of longitude
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old south

  • noun the South of the United States before the American Civil War
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pittsburgh of the south

  • noun the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
    Birmingham.
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republic of south africa

  • noun a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
    Republic of South Africa.
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south africa

  • noun a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
    Republic of South Africa.
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south african

  • noun a native or inhabitant of South Africa
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people
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south african dutch

  • noun an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
    Taal; Afrikaans.
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south african monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in South Africa
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south america

  • noun a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
  • noun the nations of the South American continent collectively
    • South America is an important market for goods from the United States
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south american

  • noun a native or inhabitant of South America
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the continent or countries of South America or their peoples
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south american bullfrog

  • noun large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
    crapaud; Leptodactylus pentadactylus.
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south american country

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
    South American country.
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south american indian

  • noun a member of a native Indian group in South America
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south american nation

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
    South American country.
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south american poison toad

  • noun a South American toad
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south american sea lion

  • noun of the southern coast of South America
    Otaria Byronia.
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south american staghorn

  • noun fern of Peru and Bolivia
    Platycerium andinum.
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south atlantic

  • noun that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the equator
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south australia

  • noun a state in south central Australia
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south bend

  • noun a city in northern Indiana
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south by east

  • noun the compass point that is one point east of due south
    SbE.
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south by west

  • noun the compass point that is one point west of due south
    SbW.
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south carolina

  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • noun a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
    SC; Palmetto State.
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south carolinian

  • noun a native or resident of South Carolina
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south celestial pole

  • noun the celestial pole above the southern hemisphere
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south china sea

  • noun a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons
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south dakota

  • noun a state in north central United States
    Mount Rushmore State; Coyote State; SD.
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south dakotan

  • noun a native or resident of South Dakota
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south dravidian

  • noun a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
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south equatorial current

  • noun an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just south of the equator
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south frigid zone

  • noun the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
    Antarctic; Antarctic Zone.
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south island

  • noun the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait
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south korea

  • noun a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
    Republic of Korea.
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south korean

  • noun a Korean from South Korea
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of South Korea or its people
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south korean monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in South Korea
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south korean won

  • noun the basic unit of money in South Korea
    won.
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south of houston

  • noun a district in southwestern Manhattan noted for its shops and restaurants and galleries and artist's lofts
    SoHo.
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south pacific

  • noun that part of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator
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south platte

  • noun a tributary of the Platte River
    South Platte.
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south platte river

  • noun a tributary of the Platte River
    South Platte.
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south pole

  • noun the southernmost point of the Earth's axis
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south sea

  • noun any sea to the south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific)
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south sea islands

  • noun any islands in the southern or southwestern of central parts of the Pacific Ocean
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south side

  • noun the side that is on the south
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south southeast

  • noun the compass point midway between south and southeast
    SSE; sou'-sou'-east.
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south southerly

South` south"er*ly
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  1. (Zoöl.) the old squaw; -- so called in imitation of its cry. Called also southerly, and southerland. See under Old.
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south southwest

  • noun the compass point midway between south and southwest
    sou'-sou'-west; SSW.
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south temperate zone

  • noun Temperate Zone between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn
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south vietnam

  • noun a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
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south west africa

  • noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
    Namibia; Republic of Namibia.
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south wind

  • noun a wind from the south
    souther; southerly.
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south yorkshire

  • noun a metropolitan county in northern England
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south-african yellowwood

  • noun erect or shrubby tree of Africa having ridged dark grey bark and rigid glossy medium to long leaves
    Podocarpus latifolius.
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south-central

  • adjective satellite situated in the southern part of a centrally located area in some geographical region
    • south-central London
  • adjective satellite being in or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande
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south-central dravidian

  • noun a Dravidian language spoken primarily in south central India
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south-east

  • adverb to, toward, or in the southeast
    southeast; sou'-east.
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south-polar

  • adjective satellite at or near the south pole
    Antarctic.
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South-Sea tea

  • (Bot.) See Yaupon.
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south-seeking pole

  • noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely
    negative magnetic pole; negative pole.
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south-southeast

  • adverb to, toward, or in the south southeast
    sou'-sou'-east.
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south-southwest

  • adverb to, toward, or in the south southwest
    sou'-sou'-west.
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south-west

  • adverb to, toward, or in the southwest
    sou'west; southwest.
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southeast by south

  • noun the compass point that is one point south of southeast
    SEbS.
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southwest by south

  • noun the compass point that is one point south of southwest
    SWbS.
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to the south

  • adverb in a southern direction
    in the south; south.
    • we moved south
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West by north, West by south

  • according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 11¼° to the north or south, respectively, of the point due west.
Webster 1913

west by south

  • noun the compass point that is one point south of due west
    WbS.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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