Meaning of “northern” in the English Dictionary

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"northern" in British English

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northernadjective

also Northern uk /ˈnɔː.ðən/ us /ˈnɔːr.ðɚn/ written abbreviation N, US also No

B1 in or from the north part of an area:

northern Europe
the Northern Hemisphere

More examples

  • The poem is written in northern dialect.
  • Our dining room has a northern exposure, so it's rather cold.
  • Trains may be subject to delay on the northern line - we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
  • The hurricane will probably have spent most of its force by the time it reaches the northern parts of the country.
  • There are reports of widespread flooding in northern France.

(Definition of “northern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)