Definitions of northern

  1.   in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of ( approximately) the Mason- Dixon line; " Northern liberals"; " northern industry"; " northern cities"
  2.   A native of the north. Northern lights. See Aurora Borealis.
  3.   situated in or oriented toward the north; " the northern suburbs"; " going in a northerly direction"
  4.   coming from the north; used especially of wind; " the north wind doth blow"; " a northern snowstorm"; " the winds are northerly"
  5.   In, from, or towards, the north; as, a northern course: Northern, pertaining to the United States north of the southern boundary of Pennsylvania.
  6.   Pertaining to the north: being in the north or in the direction towards it.
  7.   In, toward or from the north.
  8.   situated in or coming from regions of the north; " the northern hemisphere"; " northern autumn colors"
  9.   In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
  10.   Pertaining to the north.
  11.   Lying towards the north or in that direction.
  12.   A northerner.
  13.   Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
  14.   Directed toward or coming from the north.

Antonyms for northern

confederate, gray, austral, meridional, south, south-central, grey, southern.

Quotes of northern

  1. I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food. – John Bachman
  2. I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. – Robertson Davies
  3. Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest and Northern borders are mounting. We need a major push in Congress to remedy this. – Pete Domenici
  4. When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice. – Peter Hain
  5. Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away. – Lafcadio Hearn
  6. I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was- Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination. – John Hume
  7. Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation. – James Weldon Johnson
  8. Hardly anyone has noticed that in the Northern Hemisphere people stir their drinks counterclockwise, whereas the same people stir their drinks clockwise when visiting the Southern Hemisphere. – John McCarthy
  9. I was producing demos for a band that was called Physical Ed. Out of production of demos I went and did a few jam sessions with then in Northern California clubs, but I never actually toured with them. – Ronnie Montrose
  10. The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare. – John Moody
  11. Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes. – David Obey
  12. At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was- almost daily meeting with famous men. – Ernest Thompson Seton
  13. The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit. – William H. Seward
  14. Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States- no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic. – Robert Toombs

Usage examples for northern

  1. Have you seen the northern head of the Tangannka, Doctor? ” – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. “ Hereward halted his knights upon the down outside the northern gate. ” – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  3. The Irish were the only people of northern Europe who had remained true to the old religion. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  4. “ Mr. Compton is a Northern man, and he has gone to join the Northern army. ” – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  5. Now another was heard, and in a short time we reached the northern end of the island, having completely passed over it. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. It was upon the northern shore of Tampa Bay. ” – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  7. Probably he had lived abroad in a hot climate, she reflected; that deep bronze was never the achievement of an elusive northern sun. ” – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  8. It is a sad fact that there are very few children in northern France. ” – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  9. What company is it- the Northern Pacific? ” – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  10. It is easy enough for you Northern folks to be loyal to the old flag, but it is as much as one's life is worth down here. ” – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  11. They are all aware that in that remote northern country navigation closes very early and that after the last boat leaves there is no possibility of getting out of that region until navigation opens again in the next season. ” – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  12. The Sarci were to move directly against the northern gate and would form the centre of the attack. ” – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  13. January 10.- At day- break we distinguished eight sail on the northern horizon. ” – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  14. If Northern men expected in this way to build up a northern party in the South, they were gravely mistaken. ” – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  15. “ " Miss Woodburn is wild for a real Northern winter," Mrs. Leighton explained. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  16. My people had money, and to spare, and with it a hard- headed, Northern horse- sense. ” – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  17. “ Is he a Northern man? ” – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  18. Such cooperation also exists in the northern states. ” – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  19. She proceeded the same day to Niagara, and returned on Tuesday afternoon, with a number of American ladies and gentlemen making the Northern tour. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  20. On the northern shore of this lake lived a Lion, King of Beasts. ” – More Jataka Tales by Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt