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Definition of Northern


  1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
  2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.

Northern Quotations

Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard. Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better.
Strom Thurmond

I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
Taslima Nasrin

By curious accident of history and geography, the world's major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They're a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
Noam Chomsky

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
Hugh Mackay

'Woman on the Plaza,' with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs - an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.
Sam Abell
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Northern Translations

northern in Afrikaans is noordelik
northern in Danish is nordlig
northern in Dutch is noords, noordelijk
northern in French is septentrional
northern in Italian is nordico, settentrionale
northern in Portuguese is do norte
northern in Spanish is septentrional, boreal
northern in Swedish is norra, nordlig, nordisk
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