Northern meaning

nôrthərn
Situated in, toward, or facing the north.
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Coming from the north.

Northern breezes.

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Native to or growing in the north.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of northern regions or the North.
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Being north of the equator.
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In, of, to, toward, or facing the north.
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From the north.

A northern wind.

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Of or characteristic of the North.
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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.
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Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.
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(of a wind) Blowing from the north; northerly.
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(UK) Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).

Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

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Origin of northern

  • Middle English northerne from Old English ner-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English northerne, from Old English norþ (cognate with Old High German nordrōni).

    From Wiktionary