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

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English

Etymology

northerne < north (cognate with nordrōni).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

Translations

facing, situated in or related to the north
northern wind
North of England

Extensive Definition

Northern may refer to the following articles:
northern in Dutch: Northern
northern in Polish: Northern

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