Definitions for northern
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word northern.
a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
situated in or oriented toward the north
"the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"
coming from the north; used especially of wind
"the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"
situated in or coming from regions of the north
"the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"
Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.
Blowing from the north; northerly.
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Northern typically refers to the direction that is situated toward the North Pole, or at the top of maps or globes. It can also describe the colder regions of a country, or part of a country, situated in the direction of the north. Moreover, it may be used to identify countries or regions that are located in the northern part of the world or hemisphere.
of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west
in a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind
Etymology: [AS. norerne.]
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.
Relating to the direction north.
The northern hemisphere has a different climate to the southern hemisphere.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Northern is ranked #8981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Northern surname appeared 3,643 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Northern.
56.2% or 2,050 total occurrences were White.
39.1% or 1,425 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 90 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.5% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.3% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
0.2% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'northern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1587
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'northern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2120
Rank popularity for the word 'northern' in Adjectives Frequency: #190
The numerical value of northern in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of northern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Northern Hemisphere's dazzlingly obvious. Northern Hemisphere doesn't twinkle like a star but has a steady light that makes Northern Hemisphere easy to spot.
Biden has a specific interest in Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland stability, and does view United Kingdom as the antagonist in that discussion, ongoing disputes with the European Union over Northern Ireland and threats to renege on commitments creates a problem with the US, but I'm not convinced Northern Ireland creates huge problems with any other countries.
We suspected that there was a chronology to the northern Scandinavian gene pool, and it did indeed prove that a more recent influx of Uralic ancestry into Scandinavia define much of the northern gene pool, but if it is recent, it is comparatively so. For example, we know that this Uralic ancestry was present in northern Scandinavia as early as during the late Viking period.
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe
According to Cemil Cicek these people do not have problems regarding language, culture or faith, all is about the circumcision. If that is really the problem and if you are so interested we can appoint you as the "government circumciser" and send you to Kandil (PKK HQ in northern Iraq) to solve it. (On the quote of Cemil Cicek, speaker for AKP: "Some of those PKK terrorists without circumcision should tell you a lot about the issue")
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Translations for northern
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- septentrionalCatalan, Valencian
- del Norte, septentrional, norteñoSpanish
- pohjoinen, pohjois-, pohjoisenglantilainenFinnish
- bise, septentrional, septentrionale, nordFrench
- tuathScottish Gaelic
- settentrionale, nordicoItalian
- norte, setentrional, nortenhoPortuguese
- nordic, de NordRomanian
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