Origin of north
Definition for north (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for north
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.
Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.
He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Besides their own consumption, great quantities are sent to the north of Ireland.A Tour in Ireland|Arthur Young
"He is the member for North Northamptonshire," I timidly replied.
We know of no similar articles in historic times in Baja California, nor to the north in southern California.A Burial Cave in Baja California|William C. Massey
For all around the North Sea and on its bosom have risen races of men to conquer the universe again and again.Roden's Corner|Henry Seton Merriman
Diamond had not seen the lightning, for he had been intent on finding the face of North Wind.At the Back of the North Wind|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for north (1 of 3)
Word Origin for north
British Dictionary definitions for north (2 of 3)
noun the North
- of or denoting the northern part of a specified country, area, etc
- (as part of a name)North Africa
British Dictionary definitions for north (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for north
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.