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Definition 1: a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans - [noun denoting communication]

(northern is a kind of ...) English from about 1100 to 1450

Definition 2: situated in or coming from regions of the north - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where northern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the northern hemisphere
  • northern autumn colors

(northern is similar to ...) comprising or throughout far northern regions

(northern is similar to ...) being in or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado

(northern is similar to ...) of northern regions; from the seven stars (or seven plowing oxen) of Ursa Major

(... are attributes of northern) a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city

Definition 3: in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where northern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Northern liberals
  • northern industry
  • northern cities

(northern is similar to ...) used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)

"a ragged blue line"

(northern is similar to ...) being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

"Union soldiers" "Federal forces" "a Federal infantryman"

(northern is similar to ...) used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)

(... are attributes of northern) the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

"he has visited every state in the Union" "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union" "the North's superior resources turned the scale"

(... are attributes of northern) the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

Definition 4: coming from the north; used especially of wind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where northern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the north wind doth blow
  • a northern snowstorm
  • the winds are northerly

Synonyms for northern in the sense of this definition

(northern is similar to ...) situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

"artists like north light" "the north portico"

Definition 5: situated in or oriented toward the north - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where northern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the northern suburbs
  • going in a northerly direction

Synonyms for northern in the sense of this definition

(northern is similar to ...) situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

"artists like north light" "the north portico"

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