What does boreal mean?

Definitions for boreal
ˈbɔr i əl, ˈboʊr-bo·re·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. borealadjective

    relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind

  2. borealadjective

    toward or located in the north

    "the boreal signs of the Zodiac"

  3. boreal, circumborealadjective

    comprising or throughout far northern regions

Wiktionary

  1. borealadjective

    Of, relating to, or coming from the north.

  2. Etymology: From borealis, from Boreas, from Βορέας.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Borealadjective

    northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast

Freebase

  1. Boreal

    In paleoclimatology of the Holocene, the Boreal was the first of the Blytt-Sernander sequence of north European climatic phases that were originally based on the study of Danish peat bogs, named for Axel Blytt and Rutger Sernander, who first established the sequence. In peat bog sediments, the Boreal is also recognized by its characteristic pollen zone. It was preceded by the Younger Dryas, the last cold snap of the Pleistocene, and followed by the Atlantic, a warmer and moister period than our most recent climate. The Boreal, transitional between the two periods, varied a great deal, at times comprising within it climates like today's.

Entomology

  1. Boreal

    from or belonging to the north: is that faunal region that extends from the polar sea southward to near the northern boundary of the United States and farther south occupies a narrow strip along the Pacific Coast and the higher parts of the Sierra-Cascade, Rocky and Alleghany Mountain ranges; divided into Arctic, Hudsonian and Canadian: see austral and tropical.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boreal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boreal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of boreal in a Sentence

  1. Yury Safonov:

    Boreal forests are getting far too little attention in the U.N. climate talks.

  2. Don Forgeron:

    This means limiting or ending the practice of building in areas deemed high risk by flood mapping and having a hard discussion about where to build in areas that are close to our boreal forests.

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