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north

1. one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 0? or 360?, that is 90? from east and west and 180? from south
2. the direction along a meridian towards the North Pole
3. the direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north
4. the North any area lying in or towards the north
5. Cards the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass

North

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1. Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guildford, called Lord North. 1732-- 92, British statesman; prime minister (1770--82), dominated by George III. He was held responsible for the loss of the American colonies
2. Sir Thomas. ?1535--?1601, English translator of Plutarch's Lives (1579), which was the chief source of Shakespeare's Roman plays

North

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1. the northern area of England, generally regarded as reaching approximately the southern boundaries of Yorkshire and Lancashire
2. (in the US) the area approximately north of Maryland and the Ohio River, esp those states north of the Mason-Dixon Line that were known as the Free States during the Civil War
3. the northern part of North America, esp the area consisting of Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
4. the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced

North

 

(or north point), one of the main points on the horizon. North is the point of the intersection of the true horizon with the celestial meridian and is closest to the north celestial pole.

What does it mean when you dream about the North?

A dream that calls attention to the northerly direction could be saying any number of different things. The north is the direction of cold and frozen wastes. But it also attracts a compass needle, so it provides direction and guidance. The North Pole is where Santa Claus lives, who annually showers the world with gifts.

north

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(geodesy)
The direction of the north terrestrial pole; the primary reference direction on the earth; the direction indicated by 000° in any system other than relative.
References in classic literature ?
If the climate, since the Glacial period, has ever been in any degree warmer than at present (as some geologists in the United States believe to have been the case, chiefly from the distribution of the fossil Gnathodon), then the arctic and temperate productions will at a very late period have marched a little further north, and subsequently have retreated to their present homes; but I have met with no satisfactory evidence with respect to this intercalated slightly warmer period, since the Glacial period.
It was a sight without an equal, those long luminous trains, so dazzling in the full moon, and which, passing the boundary chain on the north, extends to the "Sea of Rains.
While that question remained undecided, the plain necessity of checking the growth of Noel Vanstone's intimacy with the family at North Shingles did not admit of a doubt; and of all means of effecting that object, none could be less open to suspicion than the temporary removal of the household from their residence at Aldborough.
He stood head-on eyeing us as we approached him, for we had found it a waste of time to attempt to escape the perpetual bestial rage which seems to possess these demon creatures, who rove the dismal north attacking every living thing that comes within the scope of their far-seeing eyes.
The North is my home," said the old lady, "and at its edge is the same great desert that surrounds this Land of Oz.
The swift current caught us, flung us toward the south shore, but before we could make a landing flung us back toward the north shore.
Now the girl from the North had been lying near the lamp, eating very little and saying less for days past; but when Amoraq and Kadlu next morning packed and lashed a little hand- sleigh for Kotuko, and loaded it with his hunting-gear and as much blubber and frozen seal-meat as they could spare, she took the pulling-rope, and stepped out boldly at the boy's side.
In regard to the addresses which I was to make in the North, I recall just one piece of advice which the General gave me.
One of them must have," said Miss Ellen Burnham, "for the girl that was selling soap at the Ladds' in North Riverboro was described by Adam Ladd as the most remarkable and winning child he ever saw.
Captain Bonneville mentions another geological phenomenon north of Red River, where the surface of the earth, in considerable tracts of country, is covered with broad slabs of sandstone, having the form and position of grave-stones, and looking as if they had been forced up by some subterranean agitation.
I shall sell her in the north," replied the raider.
For many leagues north and south of San Nicolas and Rozario, the country is really level.