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Definitions of north

  1. the direction in which a compass needle points Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any region lying in or toward the north Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Northward. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One of the four points of the compass; the point opposite to the south, or to the left of a person facing the sunrise; a section of country lying north of another; as, the north of Europe: North, that part of the United States lying north of the southern boundary line of Pennsylvania. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Pertaining to, situated in, or coming from, the north; as, a north wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To the north; as, walk north one block: North Star, the star toward which the northern end of the earth's axis points. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. The point opposite the sun at noon: one of the four cardinal points of the horizon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Pertaining to, or situated in, the north. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Point or region opposite the sun at noon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Lying toward or in the north. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Issuing from the north. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. One of the four cardinal points of the compass; at the left hand of an observer who faces the east; oposed to south. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Any region north of a given point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Toward the north; northerly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Northern. North star, the north polar star. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. One of the cardinal points, directly opposite to the sun in the meridian; region to the north. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. One of the four cardinal points; the parts lying towards the north pole of the earth; the direction towards the north pole-in the northern hemisphere, the direction opposite the sun at noon-in the southern, the parts in the direction of the sun at noon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. Being in the north. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. A term collectively used to refer to developed countries, most of whom are located to the north of developing countries(also known as the south) thelawdictionary.org
  31. north, n. the point opposite the sun at noon: one of the four cardinal points of the horizon: the side of a church to the left of one facing the principal altar: that portion of the United States north of the former slave-holding states--i.e. north of Maryland, the Ohio, and Missouri.--adv. to or in the north.--ns. NORTH'-COCK, the snow bunting; NORTH'-EAST, the point between the north and east, equidistant from each.--adj. belonging to or from the north-east.--n. NORTH'-EAST'ER, a wind from the north-east.--adjs. NORTH'-EAST'ERLY, toward or coming from the north-east; NORTH'-EAST'ERN, belonging to the north-east: being in the north-east, or in that direction.--adv. NORTH'-EAST'WARD, toward the north-east.--ns. NORTH'ER (th), a wind or gale from the north, esp. applied to a cold wind that blows in winter over Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; NORTH'ERLINESS (th), state of being toward the north.--adj. NORTH'ERLY (th), being toward the north: coming from the north.--adv. toward or from the north.--adj. NORTH'ERN (th), pertaining to the north: being in the north or in the direction toward it: proceeding from the north.--n. an inhabitant of the north.--n. NORTH'ERNER (th), a native of, or resident in, the north, esp. of the northern United States.--adjs. NORTH'ERNMOST (th), NORTH'MOST, situate at the point farthest north.--ns. NORTH'ING, motion, distance, or tendency northward: distance of a heavenly body from the equator northward: difference of latitude made by a ship in sailing northward: deviation towards the north; NORTH'MAN, one of the ancient Scandinavians; NORTH'-POLE, the point in the heavens, or beneath it on the earth's surface, ninety degrees north of the equator; NORTH'-STAR, the north polar star; NORTHUM'BRIAN, a native of the modern Northumberland, or of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, stretching from the Humber to the Forth: that variety of English spoken in Northumbria before the Conquest--also adj.--adjs. NORTH'WARD, NORTH'WARDLY, being toward the north.--adv. toward the north--also NORTH'WARDS.--n. NORTH'-WEST, the point between the north and west, equidistant from each.--adj. pertaining to or from the north-west.--adjs. NORTH'-WEST'ERLY, toward or coming from the north-west; NORTH'-WEST'ERN, belonging to the north-west: pertaining to, or being in, the north-west or in that direction.--NORTH WATER, the space of open sea left by the winter pack of ice moving southward.--NORTH-EAST PASSAGE, a passage for ships along the north coasts of Europe and Asia to the Pacific, first made by Nordenskiöld in 1878-79; NORTHERN LIGHTS, the aurora borealis (q.v.); NORTH-WEST PASSAGE, a sea-way for ships from the Atlantic into the Pacific along the northern coast of America, first made by Sir Robert McClure, 1850-54. [A.S. north; cf. Ger. nord.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. (abbr. N.; in compp. & derivv. often shortened to nor-). Towards or in the region lying to right of observer on equator at equinox who faces setting sun (n. BY east &c.; n. of, further n. than; DUE n.; lies &c. n. & south, lengthwise along line running between n. & south); n.-east, n.-west, advv., nn., & aa., (regions) midway between n. & east, west, n.-n.-east, n.-n.-west, (with uses& derivatives corresponding to those of north; so esp. n.-easterly, -westerly, -eastern, -western, -eastward, -westward, -eastwardly, -westwardly, see NORTHERLY &c.; n.-east, n.-west, passage, passages for ships along northern coasts of Europe& Asia, northern coast of America, formerly thought of as possible routes to E., & from Atlantic to Pacific; the N.-west, =N.-W. territories of Canada); hence northward adv., n., & a., northwards adv. & n. (Noun) cardinal point lying n. (magnetic n., point indicated by n. end of compass-needle); northern part of England (beyond Humber), Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, or Europe; (United States) northern States in which slavery did not exist; northern part of any country; n. wind. (Adj.) situated, dwelling, in or more towards the n. (N. Germany, Wales, America; the N. Germans; n. latitude; n. POLE, whence northpolar a.; n. transept); facing n. (n. window, aspect); coming from the n. (n. wind; n. light, esp. as desired by painters); N. Britain (postal abbr. N.B.), Briton, Scot (land); N. Country, n. part of England or Great Britain (N.-countryman, native of northern England; n.-country, from or characteristic of N. c.); Northland (poet.), northern lands, northern part of a country; north-light, Aurora Borealis; Northman, native of Norway or Scandinavia; N. Sea, German Ocean; N. star, POLE-star. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] The direction opposite to the south. Cabinet Dictionary

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