southing
noun Date: 1669 1. difference in latitude to the south from the last preceding point of reckoning 2. southerly progress

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  • Southing — South ing (?; 277), n. 1. Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun. Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astron.) Distance of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southing — [sou′thiŋ, sou′thiŋ] n. 1. Naut. the distance due south covered by a vessel traveling on any southerly course 2. a southerly direction …   English World dictionary

  • Southing — South South, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Southed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Southing}.] 1. To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south line; said chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • southing — /sow dhing/, n. 1. Astron. a. the transit of a heavenly body across the celestial meridian. b. south declination. 2. movement or deviation toward the south. 3. distance due south made by a vessel. [1650 60; SOUTH + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • southing — noun A distance traveled southward …   Wiktionary

  • southing — south·ing || saʊθɪŋ , ðɪŋ n. distance traveled as a ship sails toward the south; distance southward from known latitude …   English contemporary dictionary

  • southing — noun 1》 distance travelled or measured southward, especially at sea. 2》 a figure or line representing southward distance on a map. 3》 Astronomy the transit of the sun across the meridian due south of the observer …   English new terms dictionary

  • southing — south·ing …   English syllables

  • southing — south•ing [[t]ˈsaʊ ðɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. movement or deviation toward the south 2) naut. navig. distance due south made by a vessel • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • southing — /ˈsaʊðɪŋ/ (say sowdhing) noun 1. Astronomy a. the transit of a heavenly body across the celestial meridian. b. south declination. 2. movement or deviation towards the south. 3. distance due south made by a ship. {south + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

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