Definition of Northern Hemisphere

1. Noun. The hemisphere that is to the north of the equator.

Generic synonyms: Hemisphere
Terms within: Eurasia, Laurasia, North America

Definition of Northern Hemisphere

1. Noun. The hemisphere of the Earth (or any celestial body) to the north of its equator. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Northern Hemisphere

northern bog lemming
northern bottlenose whale
northern bottlenose whales
northern casque-headed frog
northern cavefish
northern cricket frog
northern dune tansy
northern firmoss
northern firmosses
northern flicker
northern flickers
northern flying squirrel
northern harrier
northern hawk owl
northern hawk owls
northern hemisphere
northern holly fern
northern lapwing
northern lapwings
northern lights
northern mammoth
northern oak fern
northern oriole
northern parula
northern phalarope
northern pike
northern pikes
northern pin oak
northern pitch pine
northern pocket gopher

Literary usage of Northern Hemisphere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Upper Carboniferous plants of the northern hemisphere fades, ... floras of the northern hemisphere. In his account of some plants from the Coal Measures of ..."

2. Weather by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Rose/Graf, Mike Graf, Nancy Schoefl, Evan-Moor (Firm (2002)
"Point out that the area above the tape represents the Northern Hemisphere (the one that contains the United States) and that the area below the tape ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1885)
"On the improbability of the theory that former Glacial Periods in the Northern Hemisphere were due to Eccentricity of the Earth's Orbit, and to its Winter ..."

4. Climate and Time in Their Geological Relations: A Theory of Secular Changes by James Croll (1875)
"Heat transferred from Southern to Northern Hemisphere by Ocean-current the true Explanation. —A large Portion of the Heat of the Gulf-stream derived from ..."

5. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1874)
"CHAPTER XXVI. SUPERFICIAL DEPOSITS OF SCANDINAVIA. Extensive glaciation of mountainous and northern regions throughout the northern hemisphere. ..."

6. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1858)
"More Evaporating Surface in the Southern than in the Northern Hemisphere, 326. ... The extra-tropical Regions of the Northern Hemisphere Condenser for the ..."

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