northern

[nawr-thern]
adjective
1.
lying toward or situated in the north.
2.
directed or proceeding northward.
3.
coming from the north, as a wind.
4.
(often initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the North, especially the northern U.S.
5.
Astronomy, north of the celestial equator or of the zodiac: a northern constellation.
noun
6.
a person living in a northern region or country.
7.
(initial capital letter) a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English; see north, -ern

northernness, noun
pro-Northern, adjective
unnorthern, adjective
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northern (ˈnɔːðən)
 
adj
1.  situated in or towards the north: northern towns
2.  directed or proceeding towards the north: a northern flow of traffic
3.  (esp of winds) proceeding from the north
4.  (sometimes capital) of, relating to, or characteristic of the north or North
5.  (sometimes capital) astronomy north of the celestial equator

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Example sentences
Many northern opposition parties withdrew before the poll.
In the end, it was the poor and those in the less-developed northern regions
  who swung it her way.
Now all but a few northern cities elect their leaders directly.
There were many such establishments in the northern counties.
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