What does Northern mean?

Definitions for Northern
ˈnɔr ðərnNorth·ern

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Northern.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northern(adj)

    a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

  2. northern(adj)

    in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

    "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"

  3. northerly, northern(adj)

    situated in or oriented toward the north

    "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"

  4. northerly, northern(adj)

    coming from the north; used especially of wind

    "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"

  5. northern(adj)

    situated in or coming from regions of the north

    "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"

Wiktionary

  1. northern(Adjective)

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.

    Etymology: northerne, from norþ (cognate with Old High German nordroni).

  2. northern(Adjective)

    Blowing from the north; northerly.

    Etymology: northerne, from norþ (cognate with Old High German nordroni).

  3. northern(Adjective)

    Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).

    Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

    Etymology: northerne, from norþ (cognate with Old High German nordroni).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northern(adj)

    of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west

    Etymology: [AS. norerne.]

  2. Northern(adj)

    in a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind

    Etymology: [AS. norerne.]

Freebase

  1. Northern

    The Northern or Northwestern is an American and Canadian genre in literature and film made popular by the writings of Rex Beach, Zane Grey, Jack London, Robert W. Service, and James Oliver Curwood. It is similar to the Western genre but the action occurs in the Canadian North and typically features Mounties instead of, for example, cowboys or sheriffs. The genre was extremely popular in the inter-war years of the 20th century. In addition to being set in Canada the stories often contrast the American Old West with the Canadian one in several ways. In films such as Pony Soldier and Saskatchewan the North-West Mounted Police display reason, compassion and a sense of fairplay in their dealings with native peoples as opposed to hotheaded American visitors, lawmen or the U.S. Army who distrust and want to relocate the native peoples. The Western idea of lawlessness set in American towns was not a part of the Canadian Northern, though individual lawbreakers or uprisings by Canadians, First Nations tribes or Métis featured in some depictions, such as Riel and North West Mounted Police. The genre is parodied in the 1939 film The Frozen Limits.

Editors Contribution

  1. northern

    Relating to the direction north.

    The northern hemisphere has a different climate to the southern hemisphere.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1587

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2120

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Adjectives Frequency: #190

How to pronounce Northern?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northern in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Northern in a Sentence

  1. Rolf Hut:

    If they hit it exactly at midnight, the beautiful thing is that we see that they would have been sucked out towards the Golden Gate Bridge, but the moment they were close to the Golden Gate would have been the moment the tide reverses. And that would give them a moment of slack tide, in which they could have reached marine headlands in the northern site of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  2. Sammy Wilson:

    We will be encouraging (other lawmakers to vote against) because we believe it does have an impact on the unity of the United Kingdom, will spark further nationalist sentiment in Scotland and will be detrimental to the economy of Northern Ireland, voting this down tomorrow is not the end of the game, in fact it probably opens up possibilities for the government which are not available at present after a general election.

  3. The National Weather Service:

    The greatest threat for any flash flooding or severe weather will be across southern New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday evening.

  4. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Until now, what we knew about pre-industrial atmospheric pollution was limited to the Northern Hemisphere.

  5. Said Josh:

    I don’t even watch the news anymore because I ca n’t imagine what those people are going through at one point Said Josh had the entire U.S. military protecting them, and then they were gone. And then another group of guys, ISIS, came in and just started slaughtering them by the thousands. And there is nowhere to run. I couldn't imagine that. And I sit at home. The war drew down. The war technically ended for conventional warfare which put me and my brother basically out of a job. I'm still able to fight and the opportunity arose … James lit the fire … and I'm going. That’s it. I need to help out. James, 23, is the baby of the bunch, the only member of the family with blue eyes. He also served two tours in Afghanistan as an infantryman and registered for college when he got home. But James said he still had a burning desire to serve, and wanted to gain experience as a combat cameraman. So nearly a year ago, he started planning a trip to Kurdistan in northern Iraq to document the fight. After months of discussions with his brother and father, the mission evolved. They decided they ’d all go together and film what they could, but their new goal was to help defeat some of the most dangerous and ruthless men on the planet.

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