south pole
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. often capitalized S&P the southernmost point of the earth b. the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the south terrestrial pole 2. of a magnet the pole that points toward the south

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • South Pole — Pôle Sud Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pôle (homonymie). Carte de l Antarctique indiquant la position du pôle Sud. Le pôle Sud est le point le plus au sud de la surface de la Terre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • South Pole — n the South Pole the most southern point on the surface of the Earth →↑magnetic pole, north pole ↑north pole …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • south pole — n. 1. the place where the southern rotational axis intersects the surface of a planet, moon, etc. 2. the zenith of such a place; esp., the zenith (south celestial pole) of this place on the earth 3. that end of a straight magnet that points to… …   English World dictionary

  • South Pole — South′ Pole′ n. 1) geo the southern end of the earth s axis, the southernmost point on earth 2) astron. the point at which the axis of the earth extended cuts the southern half of the celestial sphere; the south celestial pole 3) geo elm (l.c.)… …   From formal English to slang

  • South Pole — This article is about the Geographic South Pole. For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). Coordinates: 90°S 0°W / 90°S 0°W / 90; 0 …   Wikipedia

  • South Pole — noun the southernmost point of the Earth s axis • Derivationally related forms: ↑south polar • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pole • Part Holonyms: ↑Antarctica, ↑Antarctic continent * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • South Pole — 1. Geog. the southern end of the earth s axis, the southernmost point on earth. 2. Astron. the point at which the axis of the earth extended cuts the southern half of the celestial sphere; the south celestial pole. 3. (l.c.) the pole of a magnet… …   Universalium

  • South Pole — n. at the South Pole * * * at the South Pole …   Combinatory dictionary

  • South Pole — noun the South Pole the most southern point on the Earth s surface, and the land around it see also: magnetic pole, North Pole …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • south pole — pietų polius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. antarctic pole; south pole vok. Südpol, m rus. южный полюс, m pranc. pôle Sud, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • south pole — The magnetic pole in a magnet toward which the lines of force emanate; travel is from North to South pole …   Dictionary of automotive terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”