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boreal

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Adjective
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Bo=re=al

CIDE DICTIONARY

boreala. [L. borealis: cf. F. boréal. See Boreas.].
  •  Northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast.  [1913 Webster]
    "So from their own clear north in radiant streams,
    Bright over Europe bursts the boreal morn.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designating or pertaining to a terrestrial division consisting of the northern and mountainous parts of both the Old and the New World; -- equivalent to the Holarctic region exclusive of the Transition, Sonoran, and corresponding areas. The term is used by American authors and applied by them chiefly to the Nearctic subregion. The Boreal region includes approximately all of North and Central America in which the mean temperature of the hottest season does not exceed 18Boreal zone, the latter including the area between the Arctic and Transition zones.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

boreal, adj.
1 of the North or northern regions.
2 of the north wind.

Etymology
ME f. F bor{eacute}al or LL borealis f. L Boreas f. Gk Boreas god of the north wind

THESAURUS

boreal

Siberian, aeolian, aestival, airish, airy, algid, antarctic, arctic, austral, autumn, autumnal, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, blasty, bleak, blowy, blustering, blusterous, blustery, breezy, brisk, brumal, canicular, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, crisp, cutting, drafty, east, eastbound, easterly, eastermost, eastern, easternmost, equinoctial, favonian, flawy, freezing, freezing cold, fresh, frigid, gelid, glacial, gusty, hibernal, hiemal, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, inclement, keen, meridional, midsummer, midwinter, nipping, nippy, north, northbound, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, northerly, northern, northernmost, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern, numbing, occidental, oriental, out of season, penetrating, piercing, pinching, puffy, raw, rigorous, seasonal, severe, sharp, sleety, slushy, snappy, solstitial, south, southbound, southeast, southeasterly, southeastern, southerly, southern, southernmost, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, spring, springlike, squally, stone-cold, subzero, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, supercooled, vernal, west, westbound, westerly, western, westernmost, windy, winter, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry

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boreal

Contraposition

N contraposition, opposition, polarity, inversion, opposite side, reverse, inverse, counterpart, antipodes, opposite poles, North and South, antonym, opposite (contrariety), opposite, reverse, inverse, converse, antipodal, subcontrary, fronting, facing, diametrically opposite, Northern, septentrional, Boreal, arctic, Southern, Austral, antarctic, over, over the way, over against, against, face to face, vis-a- vis, as poles asunder.

Cold

N cold, coldness, frigidity, inclemency, fresco, winter, depth of winter, hard winter, Siberia, Nova Zembla, wind- chill factor, ice, snow, snowflake, snow crystal, snow drift, sleet, hail, hailstone, rime, frost, hoar frost, white frost, hard frost, sharp frost, barf, glaze, lolly, icicle, thick-ribbed ice, fall of snow, heavy fall, iceberg, icefloe, floe berg, glacier, nev_ee, serac, pruina, freezing mixture, dry ice, liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, chilliness, chill, shivering, goose skin, horripilation, rigor, chattering of teeth, numbness, frostbite, cold, cool, chill, chilly, icy, gelid, frigid, algid, fresh, keen, bleak, raw, inclement, bitter, biting, niveous, cutting, nipping, piercing, pinching, clay-cold, starved, chilled to the bone, shivering, aguish, transi de froid, frostbitten, frost-bound, frost-nipped, cold as a stone, cold as marble, cold as lead, cold as iron, cold as a frog, cold as charity, cold as Christmas, cool as a cucumber, cool as custard, icy, glacial, frosty, freezing, pruinose, wintry, brumal, hibernal, boreal, arctic, Siberian, hyemal, hyperborean, hyperboreal, icebound, frozen out, unwarmed, unthawed, lukewarm, tepid, isocheimal, isocheimenal, isocheimic, frozen, numb, frost-bitten, coldly, bitterly, pierre fendre.


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