Southern Cross
Southern South"ern (?; 277), a. [AS. s[=u][eth]ern. See {South}.] Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south. [1913 Webster]

{Southern Cross} (Astron.), a constellation of the southern hemisphere containing several bright stars so related in position as to resemble a cross.

{Southern Fish} (Astron.), a constelation of the southern hemisphere ({Piscis Australis}) containing the bright star Fomalhaut.

{Southern States} (U.S. Hist. & Geog.), the States of the American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed as one of the Southern States. [1913 Webster]


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  • Southern cross — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Southern Cross — (engl.: Kreuz des Südens) steht für Southern Cross (Western Australia), australische Gemeinde Southern Cross Healthcare, britisches Unternehmen Southern Cross Car Australian, ehemalige Automobilfirma in Australien Southern Cross (Flugzeug), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Southern Cross — (Барселона,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Real Club Nautico de Barcelona, Moll d E …   Каталог отелей

  • Southern Cross — the the constellation Crux …   English World dictionary

  • Southern Cross — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Comté de Yilgarn. Southern Cross 超時空騎団サザンクロス (Chōjikū Kidan Southern Cross) Genre aventure, drame, mecha, real robot …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Southern Cross — noun a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus • Syn: ↑Crux, ↑Crux Australis • Instance Hypernyms: ↑constellation • Member Holonyms: ↑Milky Way, ↑Milky Way Galaxy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southern Cross — 1. Also called Cross. Astron. a southern constellation between Centaurus and Musca. Cf. Northern Cross. 2. U.S. Hist. the battle flag of the Confederate States of America. Cf. Stars and Bars. [1690 1700, for def. 1] * * * …   Universalium

  • SOUTHERN CROSS —    a constellation of the southern heavens, the five principal stars of which form a rough and somewhat irregular cross, the shape of which is gradually changing; it corresponds in the southern heavens to the Great Bear in the northern …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Southern Cross — South′ern Cross′ n. astron. a southern constellation near Centaurus, having the form of a cross • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • Southern Cross — noun four bright stars in the southern hemisphere that are situated as if at the extremities of a Latin cross; also the constellation of which these four stars are the brightest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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