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
Synonyms: northerly

"the northern suburbs" "going in a northerly direction"

Related terms: north
3. [ adjective ] coming from the north; used especially of wind
Synonyms: northerly

"the north wind doth blow" "a northern snowstorm" "the winds are northerly"

Related terms: north
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
Related terms: Middle_English
Similar spelling:   norther