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Meaning of NORTHERN

Pronunciation:  'nowrdhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
  2. [adj]  coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"
  3. [adj]  situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"
  4. [adj]  situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"
  5. [adj]  in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"

NORTHERN is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: blue, boreal, circumboreal, Federal, north, north-central, northerly, septrional, Union, Yankee
 Antonyms: southern
 See Also: Middle English



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\North"ern\, a. [AS. nor[eth]erne.]
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}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Loon}.

{Northern lights}. See {Aurora borealis}, under {Aurora}.

{Northern spy} (Bot.), an excellent American apple, of a
   yellowish color, marked with red.

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