north·​ern·​most ˈnȯr-t͟hərn-ˌmōst How to pronounce northernmost (audio)
: furthest to the north
Ellesmere, situated 1,000 miles above the Arctic Circle, is the northernmost land in north America. The nearest tree grows 1,200 miles to the south …Jim Brandenburg

Examples of northernmost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Svalbard is one of the northernmost settlements in the world. Sarah Rappaport, Fortune, 10 May 2024 New Hampshire The northernmost region of the Granite State will be in the path of totality, providing prime viewing to those in Coos County. The Npr Network, NPR, 4 Apr. 2024 Executives with the three northernmost casinos: the Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts and Hard Rock, are pressing the federal and state governments to expedite a beach replenishment project that was supposed to have been done last year. By wayne Parry, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2024 Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is legendary for its abundance of light, fluffy snow. Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2024 The northernmost parts of the state will see the smallest amount of the eclipse, while cities to the south will experience more. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 Oceanside’s northernmost beaches are replenished annually, usually in the spring, with sand dredged from the channel into the city’s harbor. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 Conservationists worry the northernmost jaguar population in Sonora has a limited gene pool because it is largely isolated from cats across the range. Hayleigh Evans, The Arizona Republic, 25 Jan. 2024 Other storms have since pummeled the northernmost portion of the state, including the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's land, and residents of the area said having a program like this one in place would be beneficial. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northernmost was in 1577

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“Northernmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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