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Overview of noun northern

The noun northern has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Northern

(a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans)


Overview of adj northern

The adj northern has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (15) northern

(in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

2. (6) northerly, northern

(situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction")

3. (1) northerly, northern

(coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly")

4. northern

(situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors")

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