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. 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"
  4. the region of the United States lying north of the Mason- Dixon line
  5. 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.
  6. Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.
  7. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
  8. 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.
  9. The point opposite the sun at noon: one of the four cardinal points of the horizon.
  10. Pertaining to, or situated in, the north.
  11. Point or region opposite the sun at noon.
  12. One of the four cardinal points of the compass; at the left hand of an observer who faces the east; oposed to south.
  13. Any region north of a given point.
  14. One of the cardinal points, directly opposite to the sun in the meridian; region to the north.
  15. Northward.
  16. To the north; as, walk north one block: North Star, the star toward which the northern end of the earth's axis points.
  17. Toward the north; northerly.
  18. 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.
  19. Pertaining to, situated in, or coming from, the north; as, a north wind.
  20. Lying toward or in the north.
  21. Issuing from the north.
  22. Being in the north.
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