Definitions of north

  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
  2. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies ( 1732- 1792)
  3. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; " artists like north light"; " the north portico"
  4. any region lying in or toward the north
  5. the United States ( especially the northern states during the American Civil War); " he has visited every state in the Union"; " Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; " the North's superior resources turned the scale"
  6. the region of the United States lying north of the Mason- Dixon line
  7. 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.
  8. Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.
  9. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  10. 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.
  11. Northward.
  12. One of the four points of the compass; the point opposite to the south, or to the left of a person facing the sunrise; a section of country lying north of another; as, the north of Europe: North, that part of the United States lying north of the southern boundary line of Pennsylvania.
  13. Pertaining to, situated in, or coming from, the north; as, a north wind.
  14. To the north; as, walk north one block: North Star, the star toward which the northern end of the earth's axis points.
  15. The point opposite the sun at noon: one of the four cardinal points of the horizon.
  16. Pertaining to, or situated in, the north.
  17. Point or region opposite the sun at noon.
  18. Lying toward or in the north.
  19. Issuing from the north.
  20. One of the four cardinal points of the compass; at the left hand of an observer who faces the east; oposed to south.
  21. Any region north of a given point.
  22. Toward the north; northerly.
  23. Northern. North star, the north polar star.
  24. One of the cardinal points, directly opposite to the sun in the meridian; region to the north.
  25. Being in the north.

Usage examples for north

  1. He looked toward the north. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  2. " I did not see him take the road, but he was beside the north end of the wood when I saw him last. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. From the north or south? – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  4. Somewhere in the North, wasn't it? – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  5. Me hand's not light enough for that, Misther North. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  6. This he set in the one window of the room which faced the north and west. – Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 5. by Gilbert Parker
  7. How are they in the north? – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. All th' real 'Merikens comes from the North, wheer New York is. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. But if I go there-" and he pointed into the north-" I go with you. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  10. But my eyes were on the north. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  11. Ye that fly to the north! – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  12. The first is the country north of the Zambesi. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  13. " The North is too big for you, Miss Elliston. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  14. Grinton is reached first, and is older than Reeth, which is a short distance north of the river. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  15. We can go on the south side of it as well as the north. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger