Definitions for "Northern"
In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
situated in or oriented toward the north; "the northern suburbs"; "going in a northerly direction"
coming from the north; used especially of wind; "the north wind doth blow"; "a northern snowstorm"; "the winds are northerly"
Describes a 4-8-4 wheel configuration. It could be compared to referring to a Toyota Tacoma as a mini pickup. Many automobile manufacturers make mini pickups (which tend to have similar characteristics) but only Toyota makes a Tacoma. With trains, many railroads had Northerns, but only Southern Pacific had GS-4s (originally painted in the Daylight paint scheme).
Locomotive with 4-8-4 wheel arrangement (refer Whyte)
a steam locomotive with a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement, 4 pony truck wheels up front, 8 driving wheels in the middle and 4 trailing truck wheels at the rear under the firebox ( click here to see more info on the Reading T-1 Northerns).
In the vernacular of the North Country, shorthand for the Northern Pike, ( Esox lucius), a prized native game fish.
The Northern is an American and Canadian genre in literature and film. It is similar to the Western genre but the action occurs in the Canadian North and typically features Mounties instead of, for example, Cowboys or Sheriffs. The genre had some popularity in the inter-war years of the twentieth century (1920s, 1930s & 1940s).
A function of the LifeSeq and ZooSeq gene sequence and expression databases, this analysis reveals the presence and quantity of an expressed gene among the libraries. It is based on a laboratory experiment called a Northern Blot.
in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
Keywords:  nearer, west, east, pertaining, point
Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.