HyperDic: northern

English > 5 senses of the word northern / Northern:
ADJECTIVEallnorthernin or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
allnorthern, northerlysituated in or oriented toward the north
allnorthern, northerlycoming from the north
allnorthernsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the north
NOUNcommunicationNortherna dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
northern / Northern > pronunciation
Soundsnao'rdhern
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > northern: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.
Examples
  • "Northern liberals"
  • "northern industry"
  • "northern cities"
Attribute ofNorthThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
Union, NorthThe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
NarrowerUnion, FederalOf or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
YankeeUsed by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)
blueUsed to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
OppositesouthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Spanishnorteño, septentrional
Catalanseptentrional
English > northern: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsituated in or oriented toward the north.
Example"the northern suburbs"
Synonymnortherly
Broadernorthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
English > northern: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningComing from the north; used especially of wind.
Example "a northern snowstorm"
Synonymnortherly
Broadernorthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
Spanishdel norte, nórdico, norteño, septentrional
Catalannòrdic, septentrional
Nounsnorthernnessthe property of being to the north
English > northern: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the north.
Examples
  • "the northern hemisphere"
  • "northern autumn colors"
Attribute ofnorthA location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
Narrowerboreal, circumborealComprising or throughout far northern regions
north-centralIn or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado
septrionalOf northern regions
Oppositesouthernsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the south
Spanishnorte, septentrional
Catalannord, septentrional
English > Northern: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans.
BroaderMiddle EnglishEnglish from about 1100 to 1450

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