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Northern (comparative more Northern, superlative most Northern)

  1. (British) Characteristic of the North of England (usually capitalised).
    Les Dawson was a famous Northern comedian.

Proper noun[edit]

Northern (plural Northerns)

  1. The Northern Line of the London Underground.
  2. A surname.


Northern (plural Northerns)

  1. (rail transport) a steam locomotive of the 4-8-4 wheel arrangement.
     4-8-4 on Wikipedia
    • 1959, David P. Morgan, editor, Steam's Finest Hour, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 106:
      Along the UP Trail, America's original transcontinental, mention of the 800's will long recall the capable, long-legged Northerns that were built for standard-weight limiteds but often doubled for diesels on the City streamliners.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Northern is the 8981st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3643 individuals. Northern is most common among White (56.27%) and Black/African American (39.12%) individuals.