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Synonyms for northern
ˈnɔr ðərnnorth·ern

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  1. northernadjective

    boreal, septentrional

    southern, meridional, austral

  2. northernadjective

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the north.

    septentrional, boreal

    southern, austral, meridional

  3. northernadjective

    Blowing from the north; northerly.

    boreal, septentrional

    southern, austral, meridional

  4. northernadjective

    Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).

    Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

    septentrional, boreal

    austral, meridional, southern

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northernadjective

    a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

    gray, Confederate, south, grey, meridional, southern, austral, south-central

  2. northernadjective

    in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

    "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"


    gray, meridional, grey, south, Confederate, southern, south-central, austral

  3. northerly, northernadjective

    situated in or oriented toward the north

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


    south, meridional, south-central, southern, Confederate, austral, gray, grey

  4. northerly, northernadjective

    coming from the north; used especially of wind

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


    south, south-central, meridional, southern, Confederate, austral, gray, grey

  5. northernadjective

    situated in or coming from regions of the north

    "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors"


    gray, meridional, austral, south, grey, southern, Confederate, south-central

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. northernadjective

    north, northerly, boreal, arctic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. northernadjective

    boreal, north, arctic, northerly, septentrion

  2. northernadjective


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "northern":

    north, nordic, nord, northerly, norte, north-, norden, northerners, boreal, norse, n., ireland

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How to use northern in a sentence?

  1. Ted Scambos:

    The northern melt this past week is not normal, looking at 30 to 40 years of climate averages, but melting has been on the increase, and this event was a spike in melt.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    As part of the Munich Agreement ... all sides are called on - even before the start of a ceasefire - to contribute to an immediate reduction in violence, that goes for Russia and the Syrian regime's military operations around Aleppo and the latest attacks by PYD militias in northern Syria. In view of the tense situation, Turkey too must show restraint.

  3. Arlene Foster:

    We all know how divisive a border poll would be, and for us in Northern Ireland what we have to do at the moment is all come together to fight against COVID.

  4. San Diego Zoo:

    With Angalifu's passing, only five northern white rhinos are left on the planet, including Nola, our elderly female.

  5. Bart Watson:

    We're seeing small and independent brewers spring up in a variety of locations across the globe. Europe, particularly northern Europe, is one area.

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