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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


  1. borealadjective

    Of, relating to, or coming from the north.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Borealadjective


    Etymology: borealis, Lat.

    Crete’s ample fields diminish to our eye;
    Before the boreal blasts the vessels fly. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. boreal

    Boreal refers to anything related to the north or northern regions, particularly the area of the northern hemisphere immediately south of the Arctic. This term is also used to describe cold or cool climates, environments, ecosystems, or organisms associated with these areas, especially the coniferous forests found there. In biology, boreal is used to describe species or biomes native to these northern regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Borealadjective

    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. 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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  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. Jeff Wells:

    It is time the world recognizes the leadership and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and their governments in the boreal and across the world in stewarding their traditional territories, especially in the face of the increase in the size and frequency of wildfires.

  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.

  3. Yury Safonov:

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

  4. Bo Zheng:

    We are facing dangerous positive feedback between climate and boreal fires, heatwaves and droughts are likely to occur more frequently over the boreal region, and the frequency and intensity of extreme wildfires like those in 2021 are likely to increase, with the release of CO2 emissions in turn leading to further global warming.

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