American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated in, toward, or facing the north.
- adj. Coming from the north: northern breezes.
- adj. Native to or growing in the north.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of northern regions or the North.
- adj. Being north of the equator.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a region, place, or point which is nearer the north than some other region, place, or point mentioned or indicated: as, the northern States; the northern part of Michigan; northern people. Abbreviated N.
- Directed or leading toward the north or a point near it: as, to steer a northern course.
- Proceeding from the north.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of the north, of a northern country, or of the northern part of a country.
- adj. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.
- adj. of a wind Blowing from the north; northerly.
- adj. UK Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
- adj. In a direction toward the north; ; coming from the north.
- adj. situated in or coming from regions of the north
- n. a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
- adj. situated in or oriented toward the north
- adj. in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
- adj. coming from the north; used especially of wind
- Middle English northerne, from Old English norþ (cognate with Old High German nordrōni). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English northerne, from Old English; see ner-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He might have expected Chopin with a beak: lyrical cascades and liquid melodies that give its relative, the blackcap, the name "northern nightingale".”
“In a speech Tuesday, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said the north will not withdraw from Abyei, which he described as "northern Sudanese land".”
“EGELAND: Well, what I called northern Uganda was the world's largest neglected crisis.”
“I left home on the 22d day of this month for what I call a northern trip.”
The Anderson Surpriser. Written after He Was Seventy-Five Years of Age. The Author Was Born in Liberty County, Ga., on the 22d Day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, 1819, and United with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Year 1839. This Book Contains an Account of His Florida and Northern Trip, Written by Himself, Giving Much Valuable Information of the People Among Whom He Had Been Several Months
“On the thirteenth of August he leaves the island by what he calls the northern mouth of the river [Boca Grande], and begins to strike salt water again.”
“Her face pulsed a rosiness like that quiver in winter skies which we call northern lights.”
“Cuyler, deputy commissary-general; Mearsin, deputy clothier-general, in what they call the northern department, are entirely of the same opinion.”
“Hay, deputy quarter-master-general; Cuyler, deputy commissary-general; Mearsin, deputy clothier-general, in what they call the northern department, are entirely of the same opinion.”
“It's really refreshing to look at what I call northern smallmouth fishing.”
“This area is what we call the northern limit," says Mr. Pereira.”
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