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3 definitions found
 for northern
From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern
        course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  northern
      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:
             southern]
      2: situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern
         suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction" [syn: northerly,
         northern]
      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:
         southern]
      n 1: a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish
           Lallans

From 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,
     westernmost
  
  

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