North Star


: the star of the northern hemisphere toward which the axis of the earth points

called also polestar

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of North Star was in the 14th century

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“North Star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

North Star


: the star toward which the northern end of the earth's axis very nearly points

called also polestar

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