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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 ?
We rather incline to the opinion that the highest peak is further to the northward, and is the same measured by Mr.
Thence they turned northward, and came through Cambridge and Lincolnshire, to the good town of Gainsborough.
Thence he turned his footsteps northward, traveling for a great distance by way of Warwick Town, till he came to Dudley, in Staffordshire.
WE posted five-and-thirty miles, then stopped for a couple of hours to rest, and wait for a night coach running northward.
Whatever conveyance we traveled by on our northward road, we never escaped him.
At the salient of that second angle was a large flat rock, jutting out northward, overlooking the deep valley from which the road ascended.
The country was wooded everywhere except at the bottom of the valley to the northward, where there was a small natural meadow, through which flowed a stream scarcely visible from the valley's rim.
Not two hours ago I saw a column of troops moving northward on this road.
So it is when we travel northward, but in a somewhat lesser degree, for the number of species of all kinds, and therefore of competitors, decreases northwards; hence in going northward, or in ascending a mountain, we far oftener meet with stunted forms, due to the directly injurious action of climate, than we do in proceeding southwards or in descending a mountain.
Perhaps Paraguay offers the most curious instance of this; for here neither cattle nor horses nor dogs have ever run wild, though they swarm southward and northward in a feral state; and Azara and Rengger have shown that this is caused by the greater number in Paraguay of a certain fly, which lays its eggs in the navels of these animals when first born.
We passed out between the East and West Furies; and a little farther northward there are so many breakers that the sea is called the Milky Way.
So I turned my steps northward in the direction of Hampstead.

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