- Christopher, pen name of John Wilson.
- Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guil·ford [gil-ferd] /ˈgɪl fərd/Lord North, 1732–92, British statesman: prime minister 1770–82.
- Sir Thomas,1535?–1601?, English translator.
- 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
- the North (often capital) any area lying in or towards the northRelated adjectives: arctic, boreal
- 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
- archaic (of the wind) from the north
Word Origin for 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, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
- the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced
- 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
Old English norð "northern" (adj.), "northwards" (adv.), from Proto-Germanic *nurtha- (cf. Old Norse norðr, Old Saxon north, Old Frisian north, Middle Dutch nort, Dutch noord, German nord), possibly ultimately from PIE *ner- "left," also "below," as north is to the left when one faces the rising sun (cf. Sanskrit narakah "hell," Greek enerthen "from beneath," Oscan-Umbrian nertrak "left"). The same notion underlies Old Irish tuath "left; northern;" Arabic shamal "left hand; north." The usual word for "north" in the Romance languages ultimately is from English, cf. Old French north (Modern French nord), borrowed from Old English norð; Italian, Spanish norte are borrowed from French.
As a noun, c.1200, from the adverb. North Pole attested from mid-15c. (earlier the Arctic pole, late 14c.). North American (n.) first used 1766, by Franklin; as an adjective, from 1770.