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1. northern

adjective. ['ˈnɔrðɝn'] in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.

Synonyms

  • North
  • Federal
  • blue
  • Yankee

Antonyms

  • clean
  • South
  • Dixieland
  • Confederate

Etymology

  • northerne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • norþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Northern

  • southern

How do you pronounce northern?

Pronounce northern as ˈnɔrðərn.

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Sentences with northern


1. Adjective
Marmots are only found in the northern United States and parts of Europe and Asia.

Quotes about northern


1. What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.
- Queen Elizabeth II

2. Did I ever tell you the difference between a Northern fairy tale and a Southern one?"she asked him, indulging herself and letting her head rest on his shoulder. God, he felt good. Her man. Where her head was meant to lie, right there, on him. "What's the difference?""A Northern one starts 'once upon a time,' while a Southern one starts 'y'all ain't going to believe this shit.
- Erin McCarthy, Hot Finish

3. Then that's what the Northern Lights are. All the lives that we're not living.
- Adi Alsaid, Let's Get Lost

2. northern

adjective. ['ˈnɔrðɝn'] situated in or oriented toward the north.

Synonyms

  • northerly

Antonyms

  • cheerful
  • elated

Etymology

  • northerne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • norþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. northern

adjective. ['ˈnɔrðɝn'] coming from the north; used especially of wind.

Synonyms

  • northerly

Antonyms

  • slave state
  • achromatic color

Etymology

  • northerne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • norþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. northern

adjective. ['ˈnɔrðɝn'] situated in or coming from regions of the north.

Synonyms

  • septrional
  • north
  • circumboreal
  • boreal

Antonyms

  • unsexy
  • lowborn
  • indulgent
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • northerne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • norþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. Northern

noun. a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans.

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