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Origin of North Star

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for North Star

North Star

noun

the North Star another name for Polaris (def. 1)
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Scientific definitions for North Star

North Star

See Polaris.
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Cultural definitions for North Star

North Star

A star positioned along the line in space that includes the axis (see also axis) of rotation of the Earth. For this reason, the star does not appear to move in the sky, but remains fixed above the North Pole.

notes for North Star

Locating the North Star is useful in navigation.
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