Meaning of NORTHERN in English


— northernness , n.

/nawr"dheuhrn/ , adj.

1. lying toward or situated in the north.

2. directed or proceeding northward.

3. coming from the north, as a wind.

4. ( often cap. ) of or pertaining to the North, esp. the northern U.S.

5. Astron. north of the celestial equator or of the zodiac: a northern constellation.


6. a person living in a northern region or country.

7. ( cap. ) a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck. See table under Whyte classification .

[ bef. 900; ME, OE; see NORTH, -ERN ]

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