north: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nôrth), [key]
— n.
  1. a cardinal point of the compass, lying in the plane of the meridian and to the left of a person facing the rising sun. Abbr.: N
  2. the direction in which this point lies.
  3. (usually cap.) a region or territory situated in this direction.
  4. the northern area of the United States, esp. the states that fought to preserve the Union in the Civil War, lying to the north of the Ohio River, and usually including Missouri and Maryland.
  5. (cap.) See
  6. the north wind.
  1. in, toward, or facing, the north: the north gate.
  2. directed or proceeding toward the north: a north course.
  3. coming from the north: a north wind.
  4. (usually cap.) designating the northern part of a region, nation, country, etc.: North Atlantic.
  1. to, toward, or in the north: sailing north.


Pronunciation: (nôrth), [key]
— n.
  1. pen name of John Wilson.
  2. (“Lord North”), 1732–92, British statesman: prime minister 1770–82.
  3. 1535?–1601?, English translator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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