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Southing meaning

Southing - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. of South
  2. 2. Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun.
  3. 3. The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place.
  4. 4. Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.
  5. 5. Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to northing.
  6. 6. Course or distance south.

Southing - examples of usage

  1. What southing do you allow our drift will be giving us, captain? - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. The effect of the diurnal motion is conspicuous to every one, and explains the rising, southing, and setting of the whole visible firmament. - "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
  3. Their times of rising and southing and setting had been noted; they had been treated as a clock or piece of dead mechanism, and as fixed points of reference. - "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
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