a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
situated in or oriented toward the north
"the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"
coming from the north; used especially of wind
"the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"
situated in or coming from regions of the north
"the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"
Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.
Blowing from the north; northerly.
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).
of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west
in a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind
Etymology: [AS. norerne.]
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.
Relating to the direction north.
The northern hemisphere has a different climate to the southern hemisphere.Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1587
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Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2120
Rank popularity for the word 'Northern' in Adjectives Frequency: #190
The numerical value of Northern in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Northern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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.
Serving the people of Northern Ireland has been the biggest privilege.
Continued fighting prolongs the dire humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia. All parties must stop military operations and begin ceasefire negotiations without preconditions.
Courtly love-poetry may first have been written during long periods of abstinence on the Crusades, but it would not have flourished in the cold of northern Europe without some help from the chimney.
So far protests have had relatively little impact on construction which is on track across five different construction zones working simultaneously along more than 330 miles replacing Line 3 in northern Minnesota. Keystone XL is on schedule to be complete and in service in the fourth quarter of this year.
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- septentrionalCatalan, Valencian
- del Norte, septentrional, norteñoSpanish
- pohjoinen, pohjois-, pohjoisenglantilainenFinnish
- bise, septentrional, septentrionale, nordFrench
- tuathScottish Gaelic
- settentrionale, nordicoItalian
- norte, setentrional, nortenhoPortuguese
- nordic, de NordRomanian
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