Definition of North in English :

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Meaning of North in English

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1. north

the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

2. north, union

the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

Example Sentences:
'he has visited every state in the Union'
'Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union'
'the North's superior resources turned the scale'

3. due north, n, north, northward

the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

4. north

a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city

5. north

the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point

6. compass north, magnetic north, north

the direction in which a compass needle points

7. frederick north, north, second earl of guilford

British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)


8. north

situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

Example Sentences:
'artists like north light'
'the north portico'


9. north, northerly, northward, northwards

in a northern direction

Example Sentences:
'they earn more up north'
'Let's go north!'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of north
one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 0° or 360°, that is 90° from east and west and 180° from south
the direction along a meridian towards the North Pole
the direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north
4.  the North
5. cards (usually capital)
the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass
situated in, moving towards, or facing the north
(esp of the wind) from the north
in, to, or towards the north
9. archaic
(of the wind) from the north
the North
the northern area of England, generally regarded as reaching approximately the southern boundaries of Yorkshire and Lancashire
(in the US) the area approximately north of Maryland and the Ohio River, esp those states north of the Mason-Dixon Line that were known as the Free States during the Civil War
the northern part of North America, esp the area consisting of Alaska, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced
5. poetic
the north wind
of or denoting the northern part of a specified country, area, etc
(as part of a name)
North Africa
Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guildford, called Lord North. 1732–92, British statesman; prime minister (1770–82), dominated by George III. He was held responsible for the loss of the American colonies
Sir Thomas. ?1535–?1601, English translator of Plutarch's Lives (1579), which was the chief source of Shakespeare's Roman plays

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Frederick2d Earl of Guilford 1732-92; Eng. statesman: prime minister of Great Britain (1770-82)
called Lord North
the direction to the right of a person facing the sunset; direction of the North Pole from any other point on the earth's surface: the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole rather than to the geographic pole
the point on a compass at 0° or 360°, directly opposite south
a region or district in or toward this direction
4.  [often N-]
the northern part of the earth, esp. the arctic regions
in, of, to, toward, or facing the north
from the north
a north wind
7.  [N-]
designating the northern part of a continent, country, etc.
North Africa
in or toward the north; in a northerly direction

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of north
1. Abbr. N
a. The direction along a meridian 90° counterclockwise from east; the direction to the left of sunrise.
b. The cardinal point on the mariner's compass located at 0°.
2. An area or region lying in the north.
3. often North
a. The northern part of the earth.
b. The northern part of a region or country.
4. North The northern part of the United States, especially the states that fought for the Union in the Civil War.
5. The side of a church which is to the left as one faces the altar. Also called liturgical north.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the north.
2. Originating in or coming from the north: a cold north wind.
1. In, from, or toward the north.
2. Slang Into a better condition, as of increased value: an investment that went steadily north until the market crash.
British politician who served as prime minister (1770-1782) under George III. His policies helped provoke the rebellion of the American colonies.

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