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Meaning of northern by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Middle English northerne, from Old English norþ ( cognate with Old High German nordrōni ) .


    northern ( comparative more northern, superlative most northern )

    1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north .
    2. ( of a wind ) Blowing from the north; northerly .
    3. ( UK ) Characteristic of the North of England ( usually capitalised ) .
      Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian .

Explanation of northern by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. coming from the north

    2. a northern snowstorm
    3. situated in or oriented toward the north

    4. the northern suburbs
    5. situated in or coming from regions of the north

    6. the northern hemisphere
      northern autumn colors
    7. in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of ( approximately ) the Mason-Dixon line

    8. Northern liberals
      northern industry
      northern cities
    1. a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

    Definition of northern by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Northern a. [AS. norðerne.]
      1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.

      2. In a direction toward the north; as, “to steer a northern course”; coming from the north; as, “a northern wind”.

      Northern diver. ( Zool. ) See Loon. -- Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora. -- Northern spy ( Bot. ), an excellent American apple, of a yellowish color, marked with red.