- in, of, to, toward, or facing the north
- from the north: a northern wind
- [N-] of or characteristic of the North
- [N-] designating or of a dialect of American English spoken in New England; N.Y.; N N.J. and Pa.; the N counties of Ohio, Ind., Ill., Iowa, and S.Dak.; and Mich., Wis., Minn., and N.Dak.
Origin of northernMiddle English northerne from Old English northerna