What does northern mean?

Definitions for northern
ˈnɔr ðərnnorth·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northernadjective

    a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

  2. northernadjective

    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, northernadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the north

    "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"

  4. northerly, northernadjective

    coming from the north; used especially of wind

    "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"

  5. northernadjective

    situated in or coming from regions of the north

    "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"

Wiktionary

  1. northernadjective

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.

  2. northernadjective

    Blowing from the north; northerly.

  3. northernadjective

    Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).

    Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

  4. Etymology: northerne, from norþ (cognate with Old High German nordroni).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Northernadjective

    Being in the north.

    Etymology: from north.

    Proud northern lord, Clifford of Cumberland. William Shakespeare.

    If we erect a red-hot wire until it cool, and then hang it up with wax and untwisted silk, where the lower end which cooled next the earth doth rest, that is the northern point. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Northernadjective

    of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west

  2. Northernadjective

    in a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind

  3. 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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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. John Lausch:

    The western suburbs of Chicago and northern Indiana is where most of Chicago Police crime guns tend to come from here.

  2. Tom Davis:

    They keep running Alabama candidates and Alabama campaigns, and they've just quit communicating with Northern Virginia suburbs.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    The people of Northern Ireland have now been without an executive and assembly for two years and six months – put simply this is much, much too long, northern Ireland's citizens need and deserve the Executive to get up and running again as soon as possible, so that locally-accountable politicians can take decisions on the issues that really matter to local people.

  4. Police Corporal Chris Manseau:

    At this time we dont know what their motives are or what their destination is or what their thoughts are, thats a long way from northern British Columbia, about 3300 kilometers, over 2500 miles. Why they ended up in that small town, Northern Manitoba I dont know but again investigators want to speak to them and get to the bottom of all of this, put everyones mind at ease.

  5. Janez Lenarcic:

    The areas that are prone to forest fires are no longer only in the southern part of Europe, but also in central Europe and even in the northern part of Europe.

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