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north

 (nôrth)
n.
1. Abbr. N
a. The direction along a meridian 90° counterclockwise from east; the direction to the left of sunrise.
b. The cardinal point on the mariner's compass located at 0°.
2. An area or region lying in the north.
3. often North
a. The northern part of the earth.
b. The northern part of a region or country.
4. North The northern part of the United States, especially the states that fought for the Union in the Civil War.
5. The side of a church which is to the left as one faces the altar. Also called liturgical north.
adj.
1. To, toward, of, facing, or in the north.
2. Originating in or coming from the north: a cold north wind.
adv.
1. In, from, or toward the north.
2. Slang Into a better condition, as of increased value: an investment that went steadily north until the market crash.

[Middle English, from Old English; see ner- in Indo-European roots.]

north

(nɔːθ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) 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. (Physical Geography) the direction along a meridian towards the North Pole
3. (Physical Geography) the direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north
4. (Physical Geography) the North (often capital) any area lying in or towards the north.
5. (Card Games) cards (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass
adj
6. situated in, moving towards, or facing the north
7. (esp of the wind) from the north
adv
8. in, to, or towards the north
9. archaic (of the wind) from the north
Symbol: N
[Old English; related to Old Norse northr, Dutch noord, Old High German nord]

North

(nɔːθ)
n
1. (Placename) the northern area of England, generally regarded as reaching approximately the southern boundaries of Yorkshire and Lancashire
2. (Placename) (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. (Placename) the northern part of North America, esp the area consisting of Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
4. (Economics) the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced
5. poetic the north wind
adj
a. of or denoting the northern part of a specified country, area, etc
b. (as part of a name): North Africa.

North

(nɔːθ)
n
1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Sir Thomas. ?1535–?1601, English translator of Plutarch's Lives (1579), which was the chief source of Shakespeare's Roman plays

north

(nɔrθ)

n.
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. Abbr.: N
2. the direction in which this point lies.
3. (usu. cap.) a region situated in this direction.
4. the North, the northern area of the United States, esp. the states that fought to preserve the Union in the Civil War.
adj.
5. in, toward, or facing the north: the north gate.
6. directed or proceeding toward the north: a north course.
7. coming from the north: a north wind.
8. (usu. cap.) designating the northern part of a region, nation, country, etc.: North Atlantic.
adv.
9. to, toward, or in the north.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Dutch noord, German Nord, Old Norse northr]

North

(nɔrθ)

n.
Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guilford ( “Lord North” ), 1732–92, English statesman: prime minister 1770–82.

north

  • arctic - Comes from the ancient Greeks' word for north, arktikos, literally "of the bear"; arctic should be pronounced AHRK-tik.
  • above - Traces back to Old English bove, first meaning "north" and later taking the meaning of "overhead."
  • true north - North according to the earth's axis, not magnetic north.
  • cold - When the moon is far to the north, it is popularly called a cold moon.

north

northern
1. 'north'

The north is the direction that is on your left when you are looking towards the direction where the sun rises.

The land to the north and east was very flat.
There is a possibility of colder weather and winds from the north.

A north wind blows from the north.

The north wind was blowing straight into her face.

The north of a place is the part that is towards the north.

The violence started in the north of the country.
The best asparagus comes from the Calvados region in the north of France.

North occurs in the names of some countries, states, and regions.

They have hopes for business in North Korea.
They crossed the mountains of North Carolina.
We are worried about possible ecological damage in North America.
2. 'northern'

However, you don't usually talk about a 'north' part of a country or region. You talk about a northern part.

Hausa is a language spoken in the northern regions of West Africa.
We travelled to the northern tip of Caithness.

Similarly, don't talk about 'north Europe' or 'north England'. You say northern Europe or northern England.

Preston had flown over northern Canada.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.north - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon lineNorth - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Yank, Yankee, Northerner - an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
2.north - the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)North - the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
free state - any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
3.north - the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
4.north - a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
location - a point or extent in space
5.north - the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
6.north - the direction in which a compass needle pointsnorth - the direction in which a compass needle points
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
7.north - British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)North - British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
Adj.1.north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
Adv.1.north - in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"

north

adjective
1. northern, polar, arctic, boreal, northerly On the north side of the mountain a bitterly cold north wind
adverb
1. northward(s), in a northerly direction The hurricane which had destroyed Honolulu was moving north.
Translations
الشَّمالشمالشَمالشِمَالُشِمَالاً
север
nordseptentrió
severseverníseverněk severuna sever
nordnordlignordpåmod nordN
nordo
põhi
شمال
pohjoinenpohjois-pohjoisessapohjoisnapakoillinen
उत्तर
sjeversjevernisjeverno
északészaki
utara
aî norîan, norîlægurnorðurnorîurnorîur, í norîuráttnorîur-, norîanverîur
北に北の
북쪽북쪽으로북쪽의
borealis
šiaurėšiaurės ašigalisšiaurės rytaišiaurės vakaraišiauriausias
ziemeļiziemeļu-uz ziemeļiem
nord
sever
severseveren
север
nordnorrnorranorrut
hanalikaskazi
เกี่ยวกับทิศเหนือไปทางด้านเหนือทิศเหนือ
kuzeykuzeydekuzeyden esenkuzeyekuzeye doğru
شمال
bắchướng bắcở phía bắc

north

[nɔːθ]
A. Nnorte m
in the north of the countryal norte or en el norte del país
to live in the northvivir en el norte
the wind is from the or in the northel viento sopla or viene del norte
North and South (Pol) → el Norte y el Sur
C. ADV (= northward) → hacia el norte; (= in the north) → al norte, en el norte
we were travelling northviajábamos hacia el norte
this house faces northesta casa mira al norte or tiene vista hacia el norte
my window faces northmi ventana da al norte
north of the borderal norte de la frontera
it's north of Londonestá al norte de Londres
D. CPD North Africa NÁfrica f del Norte
see also North African North America NNorteamérica f, América f del Norte
see also North American North Atlantic Drift NCorriente f del Golfo
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Nla Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte
North Korea NCorea f del Norte
see also North Korean the North Pole Nel Polo Norte
the North Sea Nel Mar del Norte
North Sea gas Ngas m del Mar del Norte
North Sea oil Npetróleo m del Mar del Norte
north star Nestrella f polar, estrella f del norte
North Vietnam NVietnam m del Norte
see also North Vietnamese

north

[ˈnɔːrθ]
nnord m
the north of France → le nord de la France
in the north → dans le nord
to the north → au nord
to the north of → au nord de
adj [edge, corner, part] → du nord, nord inv
the north coast → la côte nord
a north wind → un vent du nord
north London → le nord de Londres
a house in north London → une maison dans le nord de Londres
adv [travel] → vers le nord
We were travelling north → Nous allions vers le nord.
north of → au nord de
It's north of London → C'est au nord de Londres.

north

n
Norden m; in/from the northim/aus dem Norden; to live in the northim Norden leben; to the north ofnördlich von, im Norden von; to veer/go to the northin nördliche Richtung or nach Norden drehen/gehen; the wind is in the northes ist Nordwind; to face (the) northnach Norden liegen; the North (of Scotland/England)Nordschottland/-england nt
(US Hist) the Northder Norden, die Nordstaaten pl
adj attrNord-; North Germannorddeutsch
adv (= towards North)nach Norden, gen Norden (liter), → nordwärts (liter, Naut); (Met) → in nördliche Richtung; north ofnördlich or im Norden von; north of one million (US fig) → über eine Million

north

in cpdsNord-;
North Africa
nNordafrika nt
North African
nNordafrikaner(in) m(f)
North America
nNordamerika nt
North American
nNordamerikaner(in) m(f)

north

:
North Atlantic
nNordatlantik m
northbound
adj carriagewaynach Norden (führend); trafficin Richtung Norden
north country
n the northNordengland nt
north-country
adjnordenglisch
North Dakota
nNorddakota nt
northeast
nNordosten m, → Nordost m (esp Naut); in the northim Nordosten; from the northvon Nordost
adjNordost-, nordöstlich; north EnglandNordostengland nt
advnach Nordosten; north ofnordöstlich von
northeasterly
adjnordöstlich
n (= wind)Nordostwind m
northeastern
adj provincesnordöstlich, im Nordosten
northeastwards
advnordostwärts, nach Nordost(en)

north

:
North Korea
nNordkorea nt
North Korean
adjnordkoreanisch
nNordkoreaner(in) m(f)
north-northeast
nNordnordosten m, → Nordnordost m (esp Naut)
adjnordnordöstlich
advnach Nordnordost(en); north ofnordnordöstlich von
north-northwest
nNordnordwesten m, → Nordnordwest m (esp Naut)
adjnordnordwestlich
advnach Nordnordwest(en); north ofnordnordwestlich von
North Pole
nNordpol m
North Sea
nNordsee f
adjNordsee-; north gas/oilNordseegas nt/-öl nt
North-South divide

north

:
North Vietnam
nNordvietnam nt
North Vietnamese
adjnordvietnamesisch
nNordvietnamese m/-vietnamesin f
northward
adjnördlich; in a north directionnach Norden, (in) Richtung Norden
adv (also northwards)nach Norden, nordwärts
northwardly
adj adv = northward
northwest
nNordwesten m, → Nordwest m (esp Naut)
adjNordwest-, nordwestlich; north EnglandNordwestengland nt; the Northwest Passagedie Nordwestpassage
advnach Nordwest(en); north ofnordwestlich von
northwesterly
adjnordwestlich
nNordwestwind m

north

[nɔːθ]
1. nnord m, settentrione m
(to the) north of → a nord di
in the north of → nel nord di
the wind is from the north → il vento soffia da nord
to veer to the north (wind) → girare verso nord
2. adj (gen) → nord inv; (wind) → del nord, settentrionale; (coast) → settentrionale
3. advverso nord
to sail north → navigare verso nord
the town lies north of the border → la città si trova a nord del confine
a house facing north → una casa esposta a nord

north

(noːθ) noun
1. the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. He faced towards the north; The wind is blowing from the north; I used to live in the north of England.
2. (also N) one of the four main points of the compass.
adjective
1. in the north. on the north bank of the river.
2. from the direction of the north. a north wind.
adverb
towards the north. The stream flows north.
ˈnortherly (-ðə-) adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north. a northerly breeze.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north. in a northerly direction.
ˈnorthern (-ðən) adjective
of the north or the North.
ˈnortherner (-ðə-) noun
a person who lives, or was born, in a northern region or country.
ˈnorthernmost (-ðən-) adjective
being furthest north. the northernmost point of the coast.
ˈnorthward adjective
towards the north. in a northward direction.
ˈnorthward(s) adverb
towards the north. They were travelling northwards.
ˈnorthbound adjective
travelling northwards. the northbound railway-line.
ˌnorth-ˈeast / ˌnorth-ˈwest nouns, adjective
(in or from) the direction midway between north and east or north and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. the north-east counties; a north-west wind.
adverb
towards the north-east or north-west. The building faces north-west.
ˌnorth-ˈeasterly / ˌnorth-ˈwesterly adjective
1. (of a wind etc) coming from the north-east or north-west. a north-easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the north-east or north-west. a north-westerly direction.
ˌnorth-ˈeastern / ˌnorth-ˈwestern adjective
of the north-east or north-west.
the North Pole
the northern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.

north

شِمَالُ, شِمَالاً, شِمَالِيٌّ sever, severně, severní nord, nordlig, nordpå nach Norden, Nord-, Norden βόρεια, βόρειος, βορράς al norte, norte, septentrional pohjoinen, pohjois-, pohjoisessa nord sjever, sjeverni, sjeverno a nord, nord, settentrionale, 北に, 北の 북쪽, 북쪽으로, 북쪽의 noordelijk, noorden, ten noorden nord, nord-, nordover na północ, północ, północny norte, para o norte на север, север, северный norr, norra, norrut เกี่ยวกับทิศเหนือ, ไปทางด้านเหนือ, ทิศเหนือ kuzey, kuzeyde bắc, hướng bắc, ở phía bắc 北方, 北方的, 向北方
References in classic literature ?
Don't know anything about the north, but am altogether salubrious and balmy, hey, my lady?
As much of the country north and south of Winesburg was devoted to fruit and berry raising, Seth saw wagon-loads of berry pickers--boys, girls, and women--going to the fields in the morning and returning covered with dust in the evening.
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
There's not a soul in the house, but that young daguerreotype-man that sleeps in the north gable.
What would become of a Greenland whale, say, in those shuddering, icy seas of the north, if unsupplied with his cosy surtout?
There is over a square mile of space in the yards, and more than half of it is occupied by cattle pens; north and south as far as the eye can reach there stretches a sea of pens.
Gone, sir gone, with her child in her arms, the Lord only knows where;--gone after the north star; and when we ever meet, or whether we meet at all in this world, no creature can tell.
There had been company at the brick house to the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner which had been provided at one o'clock,--the Burnham sisters, who lived between North Riverboro and Shaker Village, and who for more than a quarter of a century had come to pass the holiday with the Sawyers every year.
Miss Vanstone, the elder, whose unexpected presence at Aldborough might have done wonders -- whose voice in the hall at North Shingles, even if she had been admitted no further, might have reached her sister's ears and led to instant results -- Miss Vanstone, the elder, was out of the country, and was not likely to return for a month at least.
On the two short sides of the house, east and west, there were only two loopholes; on the south side where the porch was, two again; and on the north side, five.