north of

idiomatic phrase

of a number or value
: greater than
Auburn coach Bruce Pearl earned north of $3.9 million this season …Tom Green
Fighting as he is now to keep his approval rating north of 40%, November 2009 probably looks to Obama like the good old days.Elias Isquith
Cognacs of similar quality typically go north of $100.Jack Bettridge
compare south of

Examples of north of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nestled about 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen on the coastline of the Mayan Riviera, Chablé Maroma offers a two-way experience like few others: a confluence of lush tropical nature and pristine white-sand beaches all in one place. John Vorwald, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 That marks a major 98.3% increase in streaming activity from just three weeks ago, when the song was pulling just north of 800,000 on-demand U.S. streams. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 29 Nov. 2023 The arrest happened on Friday morning in the city of Benicia, which is located about 30 miles north of San Francisco. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 27 Nov. 2023 Athabasca County, Alberta, Canada Located about two hours north of Edmonton, Alberta, Athabasca University's Geospace Observatory operates this 24-hour all-sky camera. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 22 Nov. 2023 The trail is about 1.5 miles north of Havasupai Gardens. 57-Year-Old Woman Found Dead After Hiking Grand Canyon in 100-Degree Heat Crews responded both by air and on foot, but Handschy was pronounced dead at the scene, the park service said. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 The park’s regional communication center received an emergency alert from a personal beacon on the Bright Angel Trail, approximately 1.5 miles north of Havasupai Gardens, around 1:30 p.m. that day, according to the park service. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The strongest earthquake to strike on Monday was a 2.7 magnitude trembler north of Hagafell, according to the Met Office. Kevin Shalvey, ABC News, 20 Nov. 2023 Lawson-Remer’s District 3 stretches along the county coast from just north of Imperial Beach to Carlsbad. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of north of was in 1978

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“North of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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