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north

1

[ nawrth ]

noun

  1. a cardinal point of the compass, lying in the plane of the meridian and to the left of a person facing the rising sun. : N
  2. the direction in which this point lies.
  3. (usually initial capital letter) a region or territory situated in this direction.
  4. the North, the northern area of the United States, especially the states that fought to preserve the Union in the Civil War, lying to the north of the Ohio River, and usually including Missouri and Maryland.
  5. (initial capital letter) North Country.
  6. the north wind.


adjective

  1. in, toward, or facing, the north:

    the north gate.

  2. directed or proceeding toward the north:

    a north course.

  3. coming from the north:

    a north wind.

  4. (usually initial capital letter) designating the northern part of a region, nation, country, etc.:

    North Atlantic.

adverb

  1. to, toward, or in the north:

    sailing north.

North

2

[ nawrth ]

noun

  1. Christopher, pen name of John Wilson.
  2. Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guil·ford [gil, -ferd] Lord North, 1732–92, British statesman: prime minister 1770–82.
  3. Sir Thomas, 1535?–1601?, English translator.

North

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/ nɔːθ /

noun

  1. NorthFrederick, 2nd Earl of Guildford17321792MBritishPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: prime minister 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
  2. NorthSir Thomas?1535?1601MEnglishWRITING: translator Sir Thomas. ?1535–?1601, English translator of Plutarch's Lives (1579), which was the chief source of Shakespeare's Roman plays


north

2

/ nɔːθ /

noun

  1. one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 0° or 360°, that is 90° from east and west and 180° from south
  2. the direction along a meridian towards the North Pole
  3. the direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north
  4. the North
    the North often capital any area lying in or towards the north arcticboreal
  5. cards usually capital the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass

adjective

  1. situated in, moving towards, or facing the north
  2. (esp of the wind) from the north

adverb

  1. in, to, or towards the north
  2. archaic.
    (of the wind) from the north

North

3

/ nɔːθ /

noun

  1. the northern area of England, generally regarded as reaching approximately the southern boundaries of Yorkshire and Lancashire
  2. (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
  3. the northern part of North America, esp the area consisting of Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
  4. the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced
  5. poetic.
    the north wind

adjective

    1. of or denoting the northern part of a specified country, area, etc
    2. ( as part of a name )

      North Africa

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Word History and Origins

Origin of north1

before 900; Middle English, Old English, cognate with Dutch noord, German Nord, Old Norse northr

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Word History and Origins

Origin of north1

Old English; related to Old Norse northr, Dutch noord, Old High German nord

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Example Sentences

It might come down to which team wins the North, a situation that currently leans towards Toronto and thus favors Matthews.

High temperatures may range from near 50 north to near 60 south.

Monahan also said the Park Police decided to erect a fence on the north end of Lafayette Square, and “there is 100 percent zero correlation between our operation and the president’s visit to the church.”

Sandra Nelson, whose family lives in a priority Zip code just north of Petworth, said she and two friends tried multiple times Thursday morning to register her husband, Jack Nelson, who has diabetes, for a vaccine appointment.

Sightseeing highlightsWith twisting rivers throughout and mountains to the north overlooking the village, Pelican Town is a sight to behold.

According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.

They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.

The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.

Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.

There were also the fleshy remains of the seniors who migrated to Florida from all points north.

Between South and North, the probabilities of a serious, and no very distant rupture, are strong and manifest.

Two Battalions racing due North along the coast and foothills with levelled bayonets.

Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!

This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.

From Canada on the north, to Texas on the south, the hot winds had laid the land seemingly bare.

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