|1.||[ adjective ] (geography) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line|
"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"
|Related terms:||southern blue Union Yankee North Union|
|2.||[ adjective ] situated in or oriented toward the north|
"the northern suburbs" "going in a northerly direction"
|3.||[ adjective ] coming from the north; used especially of wind|
"the north wind doth blow" "a northern snowstorm" "the winds are northerly"
|4.||[ adjective ] situated in or coming from regions of the north|
"the northern hemisphere" "northern autumn colors"
|Related terms:||southern boreal north-central north-central septrional North|
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6207|
|6.||[ noun ] (linguistics) a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans|