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Webster 1913 Edition


North

North

(nôrth)
,
Noun.
[AS.
norð
; akin to D.
noord
, G., Sw., & Dan.
nord
, Icel.
norðr
. Cf.
Norman
,
Norse
.]
1.
That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.
2.
Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.
3.
Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon’s line. See under
Line
.

North

,
Adj.
Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north.
North following
.
See
Following
,
Adj.
, 2.
North pole
,
that point in the heavens, or on the earth, ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.
North preceding
.
See
Following
,
Adj.
, 2.
North star
,
the star toward which the north pole of the earth very nearly points, and which accordingly seems fixed and immovable in the sky. The star α (alpha) of the Little Bear, is our present north star, being distant from the pole about 1° 25´, and from year to year approaching slowly nearer to it. It is called also
Cynosura
,
polestar
, and by astronomers,
Polaris
.

North

,
Verb.
I.
To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.

North

,
adv.
Northward.

Webster 1828 Edition


North

NORTH

,
Noun.
[I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense. It may have been applied first to the pole star, or to the wind, like Boreas.] One of the cardinal points, being that point of the horizon which is directly opposite to the sun in the meridian, on the left hand when we stand with the face to the east; or it is that point of intersection of the horizon and meridian which is nearest our pole.

NORTH

,
Adj.
Being in the north; as the north polar star.

Definition 2022


North

North

See also: north and norþ

English

Proper noun

North

  1. (US) The Union during the American Civil War.
    The North lost most battles early in the war.
  2. The northern part of any region.
    1. (Britain) The North of England, a cultural region.
    2. The northern states of the United States.
  3. A surname.

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north

See also: North and norþ

English

Noun

north (countable and uncountable, plural norths)

  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map, abbreviated as N.
    Minnesota is in the north of the USA.
  2. The up or positive direction.
    Stock prices are heading north.
  3. Above or higher
    The price you're offering had better be north of the highest price this company has ever traded for. - Tom Aldredge in the movie Barbarians at the Gate
  4. (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks the magnetic pole near Earth's geographic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole).

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north (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
    He lived in north Germany.
    She entered through the north gate.
  2. Toward the north; northward.
    • 1987, Ana María Brull Vázquez, Rosa E. Casas, Cuba, page 23:
      The most dangerous ones are those that develop during October and November and that follow a north path affecting the western part of the island.
  3. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
    The north wind was cold.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
    north highway 1
    • 2001, Joseph R Miller, Pipe Tobacco and Wool:
      Traffic was doing the speed limit on North I-45 one minute and had come to a stand-still the next.
  5. (colloquial) More or greater than.
    The wedding ended up costing north of $50,000.

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north (not comparable)

  1. Toward the north; northward.
    Switzerland is north of Italy.
    We headed north.

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north (third-person singular simple present norths, present participle northing, simple past and past participle northed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To turn or move toward the north.
    • 1769, Henry Wilson, William Hume, Surveying improved (page 239)
      When at B you had northed 3.71 []

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