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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 north·ern /ˈnɔrðə(r)n/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 North·ern a.
 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 diver. Zool. See Loon.
 Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora.
 Northern spy Bot., an excellent American apple, of a yellowish color, marked with red.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: in or characteristic of a region of the United States north
             of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern
             liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
             [ant: southern]
      2: situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern
         suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction" [syn: northerly]
      3: coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north
         wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are
         northerly" [syn: northerly]
      4: situated in or coming from regions of the north; "the
         northern hemisphere"; "northern autumn colors" [ant: southern]
      n : a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish