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Adverb: north  north
  1. In a northern direction
    "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!";
    - northerly, northwards, northward
  2. (north of) above in price, quantity, etc.
Adjective: north  north
  1. Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
    "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
Noun: north  north
  1. The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    - due north, northward, N
  2. A location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
  3. The direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
  4. The direction in which a compass needle points
    - magnetic north, compass north
  5. (physics) the positive or north pole of a magnet
Noun: North  north
  1. The region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
  2. The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    "the North's superior resources turned the scale";
    - Union
  3. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
    - Frederick North, Second Earl of Guilford

Derived forms: norths

See also: northbound, north-central, northeast, northeasterly, northeastern, northeastward, northerly, northern, northernmost, northmost, northward, northwest, northwesterly, northwestern, northwestward

Type of: America, cardinal compass point, direction, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, location, national leader, solon, statesman, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Antonym: south

Part of: America, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: North, Sir Thomas