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northern

[ nawr-thern ]
/ ˈnɔr ðərn /
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adjective
noun
a person living in a northern region or country.
Northern, a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
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Origin of northern

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -ern

OTHER WORDS FROM northern

north·ern·ness, nounpro-Northern, adjectiveun·north·ern, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for northern

northern
/ (ˈnɔːðən) /

adjective
situated in or towards the northnorthern towns
directed or proceeding towards the northa northern flow of traffic
(esp of winds) proceeding from the north
(sometimes capital) of, relating to, or characteristic of the north or North
(sometimes capital) astronomy north of the celestial equator
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