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Definition of "northern" []

  • Situated in, toward, or facing the north. (adjective)
  • Coming from the north: northern breezes. (adjective)
  • Native to or growing in the north. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of northern regions or the North. (adjective)
  • Being north of the equator. (adjective)
  • Situated in or towards the north (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Directed or proceeding towards the north (adjective)
  • (esp of winds) proceeding from the north (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the north or North (adjective)
  • North of the celestial equator (adjective)

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Use "northern" in a sentence
  • "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."