lying toward or situated in the north.
directed or proceeding northward.
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.
- north·ern·ness, noun
- pro-Northern, adjective
- un·north·ern, adjective
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How to use northern in a sentence
This week, we have a scintillating red from the corvina grape, grown in northern Italy near Verona, as well as a rustic red from the bobal grape, redolent of cherries and wild herbs.This $14 Italian red is a gem that invites a pairing with a pot roast or pasta | Dave McIntyre | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
As you head into northern Montgomery, Frederick, and Howard counties, do expect to find more snow, especially on side roads.D.C.-area forecast: Snow and wintry mix taper off this morning, while ice concerns mount for Saturday | David Streit | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Last week we covered a home being built in northern Italy, unique because it’s made entirely of natural materials and shaped like a hive.A 3D Printed House Just Went up on Zillow—for Half the Price of Its Neighbors | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | February 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
NASA funded this first round of analysis only to concentrate on Mars’s northern hemisphere.These might be the best places for future Mars colonists to look for ice | Neel Patel | February 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Boat launches are found at the pond’s northern and southern ends.
Unconfirmed reports in the French media claimed that the brothers were spotted at a gas station in northern France on Thursday.
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre | Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
His New Deal Coalition brought together Southerners, northern ethnic minorities, and urban blacks under the same banner.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern | Lloyd Green | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.
On the northern side of the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea, there is a village called Kijong-dong (기정동).Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He signalized himself by a great victory which he obtained on the banks of the Neva, over the northern powers.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Out gets Uncle David, looking brown and healthy after his northern excursion.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It was near the hour, by the time they got there, when David Arden would arrive from his northern point of departure.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The glorious sun was strong in his might, and, like his Maker, warmed the northern world into exuberant life.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
He had two children, a boy and a girl, who inherited the northern and southern ranches in equal shares.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for northern
situated in or towards the north: northern towns
directed or proceeding towards the north: a 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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