• WordNet 3.6
    • adj boreal comprising or throughout far northern regions
    • adj boreal toward or located in the north "the boreal signs of the Zodiac"
    • adj boreal relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boreal (Biogeography) 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 18° C. (= 64.4° F.). Its subdivisions are the Arctic zone and Boreal zone, the latter including the area between the Arctic and Transition zones.
    • Boreal Northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast. "So from their own clear north in radiant streams,
      Bright over Europe bursts the boreal morn."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • boreal Pertaining to, situated in, or issuing from the north; relating or pertaining to the north or to the north wind; northern.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. borealis,: cf. F. boréal,. See Boreas


In literature:

He delighted in a boreal climate.
"History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper
The northern slope of each hollow is less boreal than its southern side.
"Animal Heroes" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Heaths, as examples of boreal plants in Azores.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Sincerity and modesty shone through his boreal tan.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
Long, long before there was the sense of a boreal dawn in the chill darkness, the house stood in readiness, though none came.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It is the Boreal blast of sin, else all were meek and calm, And Creation would be singing still its old primeval psalm.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Hudsonian zone: is that part of the boreal region comprising the northern part of the great transcontinental coniferous forests.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This corner was precisely the boreal lands and seas of North America.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
The snows of boreal affection did not wither or fade his eternal spring.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
Corpus Poeticum Boreale (Old Norse Poetry, Scaidic and Eddic) (Oxford, 1883).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy

In poetry:

My boreal lights leap upward,
Forthright my planets roll,
And still the man-child is not born,
The summit of the whole.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Had I hers of music-might,
I would shake the air with storm
Till the red clouds trailed enorm
Boreal dances through the night.
"Brother Artist" by George MacDonald
I show Columbia, of the rocks
Which dip their foot in the seas,
And soar to the air-borne flocks
Of clouds, and the boreal fleece.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
But when the envious, Boreal wind,
Shall leave his Northern cave behind,
And seek to sieze thy beauteous bloom
To deck his dark and dreary tomb:
"Written In An Album" by James Avis Bartley
Roar from the surf of boreal isles,
Roar from the hidden, jagged steeps,
Where the destroyer never sleeps;
Ring through the iceberg's Gothic piles!
"March" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The boreal gust sweeps through the laden trees,
And crystal fleece from trembling branches show'r,
These flutter hither, thither in the breeze,
And sprightly scatter o'er the whiten'd floor.
"The Snow Storm" by George Hannibal Temple

In news:

Remote sensing experts monitor the shrinking boreal forest with GIS.
In the Boreal Forest, A Developing Storm.
Ski area to build toad condos' for endangered boreal toads.
Measuring the Boreal Forest’s Breadth .
Feet of snow on Boreal's lodge (KGO Photo).
As of Saturday, Boreal Moutain Ski Resort is open for the.
Boreal Chickadee (Photo credit: Shawn McCready).
Squaw Valley, Boreal ski resorts welcome snow by opening early.
But there is another class of rainforests that is just as unique and important to protect: temperate and boreal rainforests.
A snowboarder heads back uphill on a lift at Boreal, near Truckee.
With the weather warming, Boreal Mountain Resort will continue mid-week operations for night skiing and boarding only.
Caribou occur across most of northern Canada and Alaska in boreal and arctic landscapes.
The first week of July, the High Fives Foundation joined Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort to co-host a camp for young athletes to practice new stunts safely and in a fun way.

In science:

Previous work on the search for algebraic semantics of processes include Boreale and Gadducci’s processes as formal series , which has notable similarities with the present work, although their work is carried out in CSP.
Quantitative testing semantics for non-interleaving
Michele Boreale and Davide Sangiorgi. A fully abstract semantics for causality in the πcalculus.
Quantitative testing semantics for non-interleaving
As in an earlier work on testing equivalence for the π -calculus by Boreale and De Nicola, we extend the language of the π -calculus with a mismatch operator, without which the formulation of a characteristic test will not be possible.
Characterisations of Testing Preorders for a Finite Probabilistic pi-Calculus
Secondly the well-known 10 year cycle in lynx and snow-shoe hare populations of the boreal forests of Canada is perhaps controlled by the interaction which can be best represented as follows: vegetation−→ eaten by hares −→ eaten by lynx Thus the lynx exhibits “driven oscillations” in its population.
Oscillating Population Models
Lau N.-C., A. Leetmaa, M.J. Nath, H.-L. Wang (2005) Influence of ENSO-induced Indo-Western Pacific SST anomalies on extratropical atmospheric variability during the boreal summer, Climate, 18, 2922-2942. 18.
The joint influence of topography and atmosphere on the meridional transport fluctuations in the Southern Ocean and its link with the ENSO events