[syn: northerly, northern]
4. situated in or coming from regions of the north;
- Example: "the northern hemisphere"
- Example: "northern autumn colors"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Northern \North"ern\, a. [AS. nor[eth]erne.]
1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or
nearer to that point than to the east or west.
2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern
course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
Northern diver. (Zool.) See Loon.
Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora.
Northern spy (Bot.), an excellent American apple, of a
yellowish color, marked with red.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: in or characteristic of a region of the United States
north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern
liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities" [ant:
2: situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern
suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction" [syn: northerly,
3: coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north
wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are
northerly" [syn: northerly, northern]
4: situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the
northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors" [ant:
n 1: a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "northern":
antarctic, arctic, austral, boreal, east, eastbound, easterly,
eastermost, eastern, easternmost, hyperborean, meridional, north,
northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, northerly,
northernmost, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern, occidental,
oriental, south, southbound, southeast, southeasterly,
southeastern, southerly, southern, southernmost, southwest,
southwesterly, southwestern, west, westbound, westerly, western,