Meaning of northern

north•ern

Pronunciation: (nôr'urn), [key]
— adj.
  1. lying toward or situated in the north.
  2. directed or proceeding northward.
  3. coming from the north, as a wind.
  4. (often cap.) of or pertaining to the North, esp. the northern U.S.
  5. north of the celestial equator or of the zodiac: a northern constellation.
—n.
  1. a person living in a northern region or country.
  2. (cap.) a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck. See table under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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