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northern

adjective north·ern \ ˈnȯr-t͟hərn , ˈnȯr-t͟hən \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

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

northernmost

play \ˈnȯr-t͟hə(r)n-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of northern in a Sentence

  1. the northern part of the state

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Origin and Etymology of northern

Middle English northerne, from Old English; akin to Old High German nordrōni northern, Old English north north


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northern

noun

Definition of northern

1 capitalized : the dialect of English spoken in the part of the U.S. 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

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First Known Use of northern

1950



NORTHERN Defined for English Language Learners

northern

adjective

Definition of northern for English Language Learners

  • : located in or toward the north

  • : of or relating to the north


NORTHERN Defined for Kids

northern

adjective north·ern \ ˈnȯr-t͟hərn \

Definition of northern for Students

1 often capitalized : 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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