North

Definition of North

Pronunciation: nôrth
n.1.
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.
a.1.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, a., 2.
North pole
that point in the heavens, or on the earth, ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.
North preceding
See Following, a., 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 Cynosura, polestar, and by astronomers, Polaris.
v. i.1.To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.
adv.1.Northward.

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