northern Definition

  • 1relating to the north or situated in the north
  • 2relating to the northern part of a country, region, or town

Using northern: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "northern" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The northern part of the country is colder than the south.

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    She has a strong northern accent.

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    The northern lights are a natural phenomenon that can be seen in some parts of the world.

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    The northern hemisphere experiences winter during the months of December to February.

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Phrases with northern

  • a country that is part of the United Kingdom, located in the northern part of the island of Ireland


    I visited Northern Ireland last summer and was amazed by its natural beauty.

  • the half of the earth that is north of the equator


    The Northern Hemisphere experiences summer during the months of June to August.

  • a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions


    We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights during our trip to Norway.


Summary: northern in Brief

The term 'northern' [ˈnɔːðən] refers to anything related to or situated in the north. It can describe a location, accent, or natural phenomenon, such as the Northern Lights. 'Northern' also extends into phrases like 'Northern Ireland' and 'Northern Hemisphere,' which denote specific geographical areas.

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