northern

Definitions of northern
  1. adjective
    situated in or oriented toward the north
    “the northern suburbs”
    synonyms: northerly
    north
    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
  2. adjective
    situated in or coming from regions of the north
    “the northern hemisphere”
    northern autumn colors”
    Synonyms:
    boreal, circumboreal
    comprising or throughout far northern regions
    north-central
    being in or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado
    septrional
    of northern regions; from the seven stars (or seven plowing oxen) of Ursa Major
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    southern
    situated in or coming from regions of the south
    austral
    of the south or coming from the south
    meridional
    located in the south or characteristic of southern people or places
    south-central
    being in or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande
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  3. adjective
    coming from the north; used especially of wind
    “a northern snowstorm”
    synonyms: northerly
    north
    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
  4. adjective
    in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
    northern industry”
    northern cities”
    Synonyms:
    blue
    used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms)
    Federal, Union
    being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
    Yankee
    used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier)
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    southern
    in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
    Confederate
    of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War
    gray, grey
    used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms)
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