North

n., adj., & adv.
—n.
1 a the point of the horizon 90° anticlockwise from east. b the compass point corresponding to this. c the direction in which this lies.
2 (usu. the North) a the part of the world or a country or a town lying to the north, esp. = north country or Northern States. b the Arctic. c the industrialized nations.
3 (North) Bridge a player occupying the position designated 'north'.
—adj.
1 towards, at, near, or facing north.
2 coming from the north (north wind).
—adv.
1 towards, at, or near the north.
2 (foll. by of) further north than.
Phrases and idioms:
North American adj. of North America.
—n. a native or inhabitant of North America, esp. a citizen of the US or Canada. north and south lengthwise along a line from north to south. north by east (or west) between north and north-north-east (or north-north-west). north country the northern part of England (north of the Humber). North-countryman (pl. -men) a native of the north country. north-east n.
1 the point of the horizon midway between north and east.
2 the compass point corresponding to this.
3 the direction in which this lies.
—adj. of, towards, or coming from the north-east.
—adv. towards, at, or near the north-east. North-East the part of a country or town lying to the north-east. north-easterly adj. & adv. = north-east. north-eastern lying on the north-east side. north-east passage a passage for ships along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, formerly thought of as a possible route to the East. north light light from the north, esp. as desired by painters and in factory design. north-north-east the point or direction midway between north and north-east. north-north-west the point or direction midway between north and north-west. North Pole
1 the northernmost point of the earth's axis of rotation.
2 the northernmost point about which the stars appear to revolve. North Sea the sea between Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia. North Star the polestar.
north-west n.
1 the point of the horizon midway between north and west.
2 the compass point corresponding to this.
3 the direction in which this lies.
—adj. of, towards, or coming from the north-west.
—adv. towards, at, or near the north-west. North-West the part of a country or town lying to the north-west. north-westerly adj. & adv. = north-west. north-western lying on the north-west side. north-west passage a passage for ships along the northern coast of America, formerly thought of as a possible route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. to the north (often foll. by of) in a northerly direction.
Etymology: OE f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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