What does Northern mean?

Definitions for Northern
ˈnɔr ðərnnorth·ern

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Northern.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northernadjective

    a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

  2. northernadjective

    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, northernadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the north

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

  4. northerly, northernadjective

    coming from the north; used especially of wind

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

  5. northernadjective

    situated in or coming from regions of the north

    "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"

Wiktionary

  1. northernadjective

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

  2. northernadjective

    Blowing from the north; northerly.

  3. northernadjective

    Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).

    Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Northernadjective

    Being in the north.

    Etymology: from north.

    Proud northern lord, Clifford of Cumberland. William Shakespeare.

    If we erect a red-hot wire until it cool, and then hang it up with wax and untwisted silk, where the lower end which cooled next the earth doth rest, that is the northern point. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

ChatGPT

  1. northern

    Northern typically refers to the direction that is situated toward the North Pole, or at the top of maps or globes. It can also describe the colder regions of a country, or part of a country, situated in the direction of the north. Moreover, it may be used to identify countries or regions that are located in the northern part of the world or hemisphere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northernadjective

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

  2. Northernadjective

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

  3. Etymology: [AS. norerne.]

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NORTHERN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Northern is ranked #8981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Northern surname appeared 3,643 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Northern.

    56.2% or 2,050 total occurrences were White.
    39.1% or 1,425 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 90 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.3% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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

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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. Marie-France Kern:

    Pumpkins first originated in Central America and Mexico. Winter squash are native to northern Argentina, near the Andes. Over many years these gourds have become a favorite of home gardeners due to their hardiness, productivity, and versatility in the kitchen.

  2. Adam Waldeck:

    As much as some politicians try to play word games and pull the wool over people's eyes, parents in northern Virginia aren't stupid, their children happen to live with them. They see this toxic, anti-American curriculum first hand, as well as the effects it’s having on their kids. We want to make sure people are informed on this issue, and that means knowing where their current and potential elected officials stand, from Governor down to school board.

  3. Dave Parris:

    In 2002, when my book was first published, we reported that police found six addresses in the San Francisco Bay area alone. Some of them were properties, some of them were post offices, some of them were warehouse facilities. There were other address in northern California, southern California, as well as other parts of the country.

  4. Tom Strother:

    When I put my post up on Facebook yes I was a excited Dad. And also I wanted to make people aware that there is elk in northern Missouri. Donald White said his daughter has faced social media bullying since the incident. (Donald White) There’s no hunting season for elk in Missouri. The state’s conservation department reintroduced the animal at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011 and is currently growing a herd. However, the elk Wilson shot was about 200 miles away from the herd, Springfield News-Leader reported. There are no reports of elk in this area. It was kind of a surprise to us. There was no evidence of any ear tags or collars on this one.

  5. Marie Rodet:

    The situation has been highly volatile this year, virtually every month-and-a half, you have attacks in northern and central Mali on MINUSMA or Malian troops.

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