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north

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adverb \ˈnȯrth\

Simple Definition of north

  • : to or toward the north

Full Definition of north

  1. :  to, toward, or in the north

Examples of north

  1. Turn north onto Elm Street.

  2. It's a few miles north of here.

  3. The bird is found as far north as Canada.



Origin of north

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German nord north and perhaps to Greek nerteros lower, infernal


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with north


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north

adjective

Simple Definition of north

  • : located in or toward the north

  • : coming from the north

Full Definition of north

  1. 1 :  situated toward or at the north <the north entrance>

  2. 2 :  coming from the north <a north wind>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of north

before 12th century


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north

noun

Simple Definition of north

  • : the direction that is to your left when you are facing the rising sun : the direction that is the opposite of south

  • the north : regions or countries north of a certain point; especially : the northern part of the U.S.

Full Definition of north

  1. 1 a :  the direction of the north terrestrial pole :  the direction to the left of one facing east b :  the compass point directly opposite to south

  2. 2 capitalized a :  regions or countries lying to the north of a specified or implied point of orientation b :  the industrially and economically developed nations of the world — compare south 5

  3. 3 often capitalized a :  the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the north or at the top of a diagram b :  a person occupying this position in the course of a specified activity (as the game of bridge)

Examples of north

  1. The wind is coming from the north.

  2. The birds migrate from the North.

  3. Parts of the North were hit hard by the storm.

  4. I grew up in the North.

  5. The American Civil War was between the North and the South.



13th Century

First Known Use of north

13th century


North

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biographical name \ˈnȯrth\

Definition of North

  1. Douglass Cecil 1920–     Am. econ.




North

biographical name

Definition of North

  1. Frederick 1732–1792 Lord North Eng. statesman; prime min. (1770–82)




North

biographical name

Definition of North

  1. Sir Thomas 1535–?1603 Eng. translator





NORTH Defined for Kids

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north

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adverb \ˈnȯrth\

Definition of north

  1. :  to or toward the north <It's north of here.>




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north

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adjective

Definition of north

  1. :  placed toward, facing, or coming from the north <the north entrance> <a north wind>




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north

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noun

Definition of north

  1. 1 :  the direction to the left of someone facing east :  the compass point opposite to south

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries north of a point that is mentioned or understood




North

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geographical name

Definition of North

  1. 2 island N New Zealand




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