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1northern

adjective north·ern \ˈnr-thə(r)n\

: located in or toward the north

: of or relating to the north

Full Definition of NORTHERN

1
capitalized
a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated North
b :  of, relating to, or constituting the northern dialect
2
a :  lying toward the north
b :  coming from the north <a northern storm>
north·ern·most \-ˌmōst\ adjective
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Examples of NORTHERN

  1. the northern part of the state

Origin of NORTHERN

Middle English northerne, from Old English; akin to Old High German nordrōni northern, Old English north north
First Known Use: before 12th century

2northern

noun

Definition of NORTHERN

1
capitalized :  the dialect of English spoken in the part of the United States north of a line running northwest through central New Jersey, below the northern tier of counties in Pennsylvania, through northern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, across central Iowa, and through the northwest corner of South Dakota
2
:  3pike 1a

First Known Use of NORTHERN

1950

Northern

geographical name

Definition of NORTHERN

— see Limpopo 2

Variants of NORTHERN

Northern or Northern Transvaal
NORTHERN Defined for Kids

northern

adjective north·ern \ˈnr-thərn\

Definition of NORTHERN for Kids

1
often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the North <northern weather>
2
:  lying toward or coming from the north <northern Europe>
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