Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun northern

1 sense of northern

Sense 1
Northern -- (a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans)
       => Middle English -- (English from about 1100 to 1450)

Antonyms of adj northern

4 senses of northern

Sense 1
northern (vs. southern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

southern (vs. northern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations")
        => Confederate -- (of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War; "Confederate soldiers")
        => grey, gray -- (used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); "a stalwart grey figure")

Sense 2
northerly, northern -- (situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction")

INDIRECT (VIA north) -> south -- (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance")

Sense 3
northerly, northern -- (coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly")

INDIRECT (VIA north) -> south -- (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance")

Sense 4
northern (vs. southern) -- (situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors")

southern (vs. northern) -- (situated in or coming from regions of the south; "the southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations")
        => austral -- (of the south or coming from the south; "sailed the austral seas")
        => 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)

Similarity of adj northern

4 senses of northern

Sense 1
northern (vs. southern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")
       => blue -- (used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line")
       => Union, Federal -- (being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman")
       => Yankee -- (used by Southerners for an inhabitant of a northern state in the United States (especially a Union soldier))

Sense 2
northerly, northern -- (situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction")
       => north (vs. south) -- (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico")

Sense 3
northerly, northern -- (coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly")
       => north (vs. south) -- (situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico")

Sense 4
northern (vs. southern) -- (situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors")
       => 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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