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Definitions of northern

  1. A northerner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. A native of the north. Northern lights. See Aurora Borealis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. In, from, or towards, the north; as, a northern course: Northern, pertaining to the United States north of the southern boundary of Pennsylvania. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Pertaining to the north: being in the north or in the direction towards it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Directed toward or coming from the north. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. In, toward or from the north. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Lying towards the north or in that direction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for northern

  1. " Miss Woodburn is wild for a real Northern winter," Mrs. Leighton explained. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  2. Such cooperation also exists in the northern states. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
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