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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Loon}. 
 
  {Northern  lights}.  See  {Aurora  borealis},  under  {Aurora}. 
 
  {Northern  spy}  (Bot.),  an  excellent  American  apple,  of  a 
  yellowish  color,  marked  with  red. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
  3:  coming  from  the  north;  used  especially  of  wind;  "the  north 
  wind  doth  blow";  "a  northern  snowstorm";  "the  winds  are 
  northerly"  [syn:  {northerly}] 
  4:  situated  in  or  coming  from  regions  of  the  north;  "the 
  northern  hemisphere";  "northern  autumn  colors"  [ant:  {southern}] 
  n  :  a  dialect  of  Middle  English  that  developed  into  Scottish 
  Lallans  [syn:  {Northern}] 




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