Definition of North

1. Noun. The region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line.

2. Adjective. Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north. "The north portico"

3. Adverb. In a northern direction. "Let's go north!"
Exact synonyms: Northerly, Northward, Northwards
Partainyms: Northerly

4. Noun. The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War). "The North's superior resources turned the scale"
Exact synonyms: Union
Generic synonyms: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Terms within: Free State
Attributes: Northern

5. Noun. The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees.
Exact synonyms: Due North, N, Northward
Generic synonyms: Cardinal Compass Point

6. Noun. A location in the northern part of a country, region, or city.
Generic synonyms: Location
Attributes: Northern

7. Noun. The direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point.
Generic synonyms: Direction

8. Noun. The direction in which a compass needle points.
Exact synonyms: Compass North, Magnetic North
Generic synonyms: Direction

9. Noun. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792).

Definition of North

1. n. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.

2. a. Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north.

3. v. i. To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.

4. adv. Northward.

Definition of North

1. Proper noun. (American English) The Union during the American Civil War. ¹

2. Proper noun. (U.K.) The North of England, a cultural region. ¹

3. Proper noun. The northern states of the United States. ¹

4. Proper noun. The northern part of any region. ¹

5. Noun. One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map. ¹

6. Noun. The up or positive direction. ¹

7. Noun. Above or higher ¹

8. Noun. (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks the magnetic pole near Earth's geographic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole). ¹

9. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the north; northern. ¹

10. Adjective. Toward the north; northward. ¹

11. Adjective. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north. ¹

12. Adjective. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic. ¹

13. Adverb. Toward the north; northward. ¹

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Definition of North

1. a point of the compass [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of North

Norse Tradition
Norse deity
Norse mythology
Norte de Santander
North (current term)
North Aegean
North Africa
North African
North America
North American
North American Indian
North American Indians
North American blastomycosis
North American country
North American nation
North Americans
North Andover
North Atlantic
North Atlantic Council

Literary usage of North

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1838)
"North America divided into two vast regions, one inclining towards the Pole, ... Difference in the appearance of North and of South America at the time of ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"THK purport of this paper is to give a personal record of two exploring c-xpeditions which I undertook, from the east and from the west coast of North ..."

3. A History of Indiana from Its Earliest Exploration by Europeans to the Close by John Brown Dillon (1859)
"CHAPTER I. BOUNDARIES OF INDIANA — EUROPEAN COLONIES ESTABLISHED IN North AMERICA. THE State of Indiana is bounded on the east by the meridian line which ..."

4. Life and Labour of the People in London by Charles Booth (1902)
"South London is different from North, and it is desirable at this point—at the crossing of the ... The differences between North and South London lie deep. ..."

5. History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, from 1740 to 1903 by Daniel Augustus Tompkins (1903)
"An Account of the Settlement of the Original Colonies and of the Causes Which Prompted Emigration to North Carolina and to the Piedmont Section. ..."

6. A History of the Adirondacks by Alfred Lee Donaldson (1921)
"A HISTORY OF THE ADIRONDACKS CHAPTER XXX JOHN BROWN AT North ELBA THE great abolitionist John Brown linked his name with the Adirondacks by settling in the ..."

7. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1877)
"Catalogue of the DIURNAL II IM OOP II KV of America North or Mexico. BY WILLIAM II. EDWARDS. Since the publication nf the Synopsis which completed the first ..."

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