What does boreal mean?

Definitions for borealˈbɔr i əl, ˈboʊr-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boreal(adj)

    relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind

  2. boreal(adj)

    toward or located in the north

    "the boreal signs of the Zodiac"

  3. boreal, circumboreal(adj)

    comprising or throughout far northern regions


  1. boreal(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or coming from the north.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boreal(adj)

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


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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