the Northern Lights

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Northern Lights

:large areas of green, red, blue, or yellow light that sometimes appear in the night sky in far northern regions

Word by Word Definitions

northern play
  1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated North

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting the northern dialect

  3. : lying toward the north

  1. : 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. : pike:3

lights play
  1. : the lungs especially of a slaughtered animal


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up the Northern Lights? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!