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North Pole

noun

  1. Geography. the end of the earth's axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth.
  2. Astronomy. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north celestial pole.
  3. (lowercase) the pole of a magnet that seeks the earth's north magnetic pole.
  4. (lowercase) magnetic pole1


North Pole

noun

  1. the northernmost point on the earth's axis, at a latitude of 90°N
  2. Also callednorth celestial pole astronomy the point of intersection of the earth's extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris
  3. usually not capitals the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth's magnetic North Pole


North Pole

  1. The northern end of the Earth's axis of rotation, located at 90° north latitude at a point in the Arctic Ocean.
  2. See more at axis


North Pole

  1. The northern end, or pole, of the Earth 's axis (see also axis ) ( See Arctic and Arctic Ocean .)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of North Pole1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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Example Sentences

World GDP (including North Pole toyshop gross output) is $84.97 trillion.

Seasons on Earth and Titan are both due to the tilt of their axis—the way the North Pole faces—relative to their orbit.

Residents there proclaimed in 1927 that Santa could never live in the North Pole because his reindeer would never survive.

The team of wounded servicemen did, however, make it to the North Pole in 13 days, an extraordinary achievement.

There he was: Will Ferrell, in all his green-suited glory, departing the North Pole on a floating sheet of ice.

Truly it was a most enjoyable season and experience, but there is no joy without its alley here below—not even at the North Pole!

Adolphe, who sees the atmosphere of the north pole upon his wife's face, sits down upon a chair by her side.

The end of the magnet that points north is called the north pole, while the end that points south is called the south pole.

In any event, an approach to the North Pole will be an incident in the expedition, and not its main object.

The pole of the magnet which points to the North is not the North pole of the needle as we regard it, but the opposite, the South.

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