What does northern mean?

Definitions for northern
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

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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. Cesare Galli:

    It shows for the first time that modern technology can offer some options for conservation when the situation gets very bad, when species become endangered, such as the case of the northern white rhino.

  2. David Miller:

    We hope the voices of northern communities will continue to influence decision-making around the lands and waters on which they depend for their livelihood and survival.

  3. Jakob Kern:

    The situation is quite volatile and fluid in northern Aleppo with families on the move seeking safety, we are extremely concerned as access and supply routes from the north to eastern Aleppo city and surrounding areas are now cut off, but we are making every effort to get enough food in place for all those in need, bringing it in through the remaining open border crossing point from Turkey.

  4. Michael Pregent:

    If you simply allow the Shiite Muslim political parties, the 60 % population of Iraq, to form a government, Shiite Muslim parties will continue to have an unstable northern Iraq where threats are incubated.

  5. Ken Coates:

    You’re stuck in this halfway place, which creates this odd (question) of, 'Am I a northern person? Yes. But am I a Canadian in a full sense?'.

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