the North Star

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the North Star

:a bright star that can be seen in the sky in northern parts of the world when one is looking directly toward the north

Word by Word Definitions

north play
  1. : to, toward, or in the north

  1. : situated toward or at the north

  2. : coming from the north

  1. : the direction of the north terrestrial pole : the direction to the left of one facing east

  2. : the compass point directly opposite to south

  3. : regions or countries lying to the north of a specified or implied point of orientation

star play
  1. : a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

  2. : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

  3. : a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune

  1. : to sprinkle or adorn with stars

  2. : to mark with a star as being preeminent

  3. : to mark with an asterisk

  1. : of, relating to, or being a star

  2. : of outstanding excellence : preeminent


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