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.

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

  2. northernadjective

    Blowing from the north; northerly.

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

  3. northernadjective

    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. Northernadjective

    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. Northernadjective

    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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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. Alessio Fasano:

    Now you know, whenever you look for it, you find it, provided there are genes and environmental triggers, we have a major problem of celiac disease in India for example now, particularly in the northern region of the Punjab.

  2. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Until now, what we knew about pre-industrial atmospheric pollution was limited to the Northern Hemisphere.

  3. Mark Esper:

    Clearly we believe any unilateral action by them (Turkey) would be unacceptable, what we're going to do is prevent unilateral incursions that would upset, again, these mutual interests... the United States, Turkey and the SDF share with regard to northern Syria.

  4. Kuldeep Srivastava:

    Low-hanging clouds over the western and northern parts of the country, cool winds blowing from the Himalayan regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and snowfall in the hilly areas around Delhi have led to a sharp drop in the temperature.

  5. Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan:

    It must be utterly condemned, not only was it targeted on an individual public servant, it represented a futile attack on the entire community which is determined to achieve a peaceful and reconciled society in Northern Ireland.

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