Meaning of NORTHERN in English

NORTHERN

adj.

Pronunciation: ' no ̇ r- th ə (r)n

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English northerne, from Old English; akin to Old High German nordr ō ni northern, Old English north north

Date: before 12th century

1 capitalized a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated North b : of, relating to, or constituting the northern dialect

2 a : lying toward the north b : coming from the north <a northern storm>

– north · ern · most \ - ˌ m ō st \ adjective

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