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northern

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adjective north·ern \ˈnȯr-thə(r)n\

Simple Definition of northern

  • : located in or toward the north

  • : of or relating to the north

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of northern

  1. 1 capitalized a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated North b :  of, relating to, or constituting the northern dialect

  2. 2 a :  lying toward the north b :  coming from the north <a northern storm>

northernmost play \-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northern in a sentence

  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


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northern

noun north·ern

Definition of northern

  1. 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. 2 :  3pike 1a



1950

First Known Use of northern

1950


Northern

geographical name north·ern

Definition of Northern

  1. — see Limpopo 2



Variants of northern

or Northern Transvaal


NORTHERN Defined for Kids

northern

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adjective north·ern \ˈnȯr-thərn\

Definition of northern for Students

  1. 1 often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the North <northern weather>

  2. 2 :  lying toward or coming from the north <northern Europe>





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