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north / nôr[unvoicedth]/ • n. (usu. the north) 1. the direction in which a compass needle normally points, toward the horizon on the left side of a person facing east, or the part of the horizon lying in this direction: a bitter wind blew from the north | Mount Kenya is to the north of Nairobi. ∎  the compass point corresponding to this. ∎  a direction in space parallel to the earth's axis of rotation and toward the point on the celestial sphere around which the stars appear to turn counterclockwise. 2. the northern part of the world or of a specified country, region, or town: cuisine from the north of Spain | limber pine in the central Rockies, and whitebark pine and alpine larch in the north. ∎  (usu. the North) the northern part of the U.S., esp. the northeastern states that fought to preserve the Union during the Civil War: delegates from Virginia voted to join the North. 3. (North) Bridge the player occupying a designated position at the table, sitting opposite and partnering South. • adj. 1. lying toward, near, or facing the north: the north bank of the river | the north door. ∎  (of a wind) blowing from the north. 2. of or denoting the northern part of a specified area, city, or country or its inhabitants: North African. • adv. to or toward the north: the landscape became more dramatic as we drove north | a north-facing wall. PHRASES: north by east (or west) between north and north-northeast (or north-northwest). up north inf. to or in the north of a country: he's taken a teaching job up north.

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north the direction in which a compass needle normally points, towards the horizon on the left-hand side of a person facing east, or the part of the horizon lying in this direction.

In 19th-century America, the North was used for those northern states of the United States which were opposed to slavery in the Civil War, and which fought on the side of the Union. In current usage, the North often designates the industrialized and economically advanced nations of the world.
North-East Passage a passage for ships along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Arctic Ocean, sought for many years as a possible trade route to the East. It was first navigated in 1878–9 by the Swedish Arctic explorer Baron Nordenskjöld (1832–1901).
North Star the Pole Star; the North Star State is an informal name for Minnesota.
North-West Passage a sea passage along the northern coast of the American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It was (like the North-East Passage) sought for many years as a possible trade route; it was first navigated in 1903–6 by Roald Amundsen.
north wind doth blow, we shall have snow traditional weather rhyme, deriving from a nursery rhyme of the early 19th century.

See also Angel of the North at angel, Athens of the North, Cock of the North at cock, magnetic north, North Pole at pole2.

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north OE. norð = OS. norð (Du. noord), (O)HG. nord, ON. norðr; Gmc., of unkn. orig.
So northerly XVI, northern OE. (hence northerner XIX), northing (-ING1) XVII, northward XII, northwards OE.

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northforth, fourth, henceforth, north, thenceforth

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