Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the north or the north wind; northern.

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Usage examples "boreal":

  1. Pero no es la fatua aurora boreal.... - "Novelas Cortas", Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.
  2. On such a day I recall the great snow- storms on the northern New England hills, which lasted for a week with no cessation, with no sunrise or sunset, and no observation at noon; and the sky all the while dark with the driving snow, and the whole world full of the noise of the rioting Boreal forces; until the roads were obliterated, the fences covered, and the snow was piled solidly above the first- story windows of the farmhouse on one side, and drifted before the front door so high that egress could only be had by tunneling the bank. - "Backlog Studies", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009.
  3. I had crashed into some dark and dead ship, probably of large size, though I never saw her, nor any sign of her; and all that night, and the next day till four in the afternoon, the Boreal went driving alone over the sea, whither she would: for I lay unconscious. - "The Purple Cloud", M.P. Shiel.