north


north
north [nôrth]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to Du noord, Ger nord, ON northr < IE base * ner-, beneath, below > Gr nerteros, lower]
1. the direction to the right of a person facing the sunset; direction of the North Pole from any other point on the earth's surface: the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole rather than to the geographic pole
2. the point on a compass at 0° or 360°, directly opposite south
3. a region or district in or toward this direction
4. [often N-] the northern part of the earth, esp. the arctic regions
adj.
1. in, of, to, toward, or facing the north
2. from the north [a north wind]
3. [N-] designating the northern part of a continent, country, etc. [North Africa]
adv.
in or toward the north; in a northerly direction
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the North
☆ that part of the U.S. which is bounded on the south by Md., the Ohio River, and Mo.; specif., the states opposed to the Confederacy in the Civil War

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