What does Northern mean?

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ˈnɔr ðərnNorth·ern

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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?

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How to say Northern in sign language?

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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. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus:

    Their (YPG) primary goal is a threat to Turkey, and if Turkey sees a YPG movement in northern Syria that is a threat to it, it will retaliate in kind, this isn't a fantasy for us...it is an indispensable approach to protect Turkey's border security.

  2. Rolf Hut:

    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.

  3. Steve Schmidt:

    The migratory birds were on the return leg of their migration from the southwestern United States and Mexico to their breeding grounds on the northern coast of Alaska.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    There are areas in Northern Syria where ISIS militants are concentrated and until recently, they were guarded by the Kurdish military. The Turkish army entered these areas and the Kurds left... Now [ ISIS fighters ] can simply run away and I am not sure that The Turkish army can -- and how fast -- get this under control.

  5. United States:

    Following waves of restrictive legislation in the United States, the parallels between women seeking abortion in the United States and Ireland and Northern Ireland are striking, women in Northern Ireland have three options when faced with a pregnancy they do not want or feel they can not continue : travel long distances to access in-clinic abortion care, remain pregnant, or self-source their own abortion outside the formal healthcare setting.

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