Definitions for Northnɔrθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. North(noun)

    the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

  2. Union, North(noun)

    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"

  3. north, due north, northward, N(noun)

    the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

  4. north(noun)

    a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city

  5. north(noun)

    the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point

  6. north, magnetic north, compass north(noun)

    the direction in which a compass needle points

  7. North, Frederick North, Second Earl of Guilford(adj)

    British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)

  8. north(adverb)

    situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

    "artists like north light"; "the north portico"

  9. north, northerly, northwards, northward(adverb)

    in a northern direction

    "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"


  1. north(Noun)

    One of the four major compass points, specifically 0u00B0, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map.

    Minnesota is in the north of the USA.

  2. north(Noun)

    The up or positive direction.

    Stock prices are heading north.

  3. north(Noun)

    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. north(Noun)

    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).

  5. north(Adverb)

    Toward the north; northward.

  6. north(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the north; northern.

  7. north(Adjective)

    Toward the north; northward.

  8. north(Adjective)

    Of wind, from the north.

    The north wind was cold.

  9. north(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.

    north highway 1

  10. North(ProperNoun)

    The Union during the American Civil War.

    The North lost most battles early in the war.

  11. North(ProperNoun)

    The North of England, a cultural region.

  12. North(ProperNoun)

    The northern states of the United States.

  13. North(ProperNoun)

    The northern part of any region.

  14. Origin: from norþ, cognate with various Germanic counterparts such as Dutch noord(en), all from a nurþan, and cognate with Greek possibly all ultimately from a ner-, as north is to the left when one faces the rising sun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. North(noun)

    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. North(noun)

    any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country

  3. North(noun)

    specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line

  4. 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

  5. North(verb)

    to turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north

  6. North(adverb)


  7. Origin: [AS. nor; akin to D. noord, G., Sw., & Dan. nord, Icel. norr. Cf. Norman, Norse.]


  1. North

    North is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. North is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of south and is perpendicular to east and west. By convention, the top side of a map is often north. To go north using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 0° or 360°. North is specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the fundamental direction: ⁕North is used to define all other directions. ⁕The top edges of maps usually correspond to the northern edge of the area represented, unless explicitly stated otherwise or landmarks are considered more useful for that territory than specific directions. ⁕On any rotating object, north denotes the side appearing to rotate counter-clockwise when viewed from afar along the axis of rotation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'North' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #578

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'North' in Written Corpus Frequency: #900

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'North' in Nouns Frequency: #236

Anagrams for North »

  1. Rt Hon, Thorn, thorn

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Cowie:

    North Korea, historically, is fairly fragile.

  2. Scandinavian Proverb:

    It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.

  3. Park Yong-ho:

    North Koreans and South Koreans share the same blood.

  4. Ron Ness:

    Don't devalue that quality North Dakota Bakken barrel.

  5. Michael Baylous:

    It is believed that the victims are from North Carolina.

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