from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology One of a people known to the ancient Greeks from the earliest times, living in a perpetually warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind.
- adj. Of or relating to the Hyperboreans.
- adj. Of or relating to the far north; Arctic.
- adj. Very cold; frigid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the region beyond the North wind, or to its inhabitants.
- adj. Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, .
- n. One of the people who lived beyond the North wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine.
- n. An inhabitant of the most northern regions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated in or inhabiting the far north: as, the hyperborean regions; a hyperborean race; the hyperborean phalarope.
- Hence Very cold; frigid.
- [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the imaginary race of Hyperboreans.
- n. [capitalized] An inhabitant of the most northern region of the earth.
- n. plural In ethnology, a group of arctic races.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind
From Latin Hyperboreus, from Hyperboreī, the Hyperboreans, from Greek Huperboreoi : huper-, hyper- + boreios, northern, or Boreās, the north wind, the north.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)