Christopher, pen name of .
Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guilford
[gil-ferd] /ˈgɪl fərd/ (Show IPA), (“Lord North”) 1732–92, British statesman: prime minister 1770–82.
Sir Thomas, 1535?–1601? English translator.
one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 0° or 360°, that is 90° from east and west and 180° from south
the direction along a meridian towards the North Pole
the direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north
(often capital) the North, any area lying in or towards the north related adjectives arctic boreal
(cards) (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass
situated in, moving towards, or facing the north
(esp of the wind) from the north
in, to, or towards the north
(archaic) (of the wind) from the north
noun the North
the northern area of England, generally regarded as reaching approximately the southern boundaries of Yorkshire and Lancashire
(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
the northern part of North America, esp the area consisting of Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut; the North Country
the countries of the world that are economically and technically advanced
(poetic) the north wind
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
Sir Thomas. ?1535–?1601, English translator of Plutarch’s Lives (1579), which was the chief source of Shakespeare’s Roman plays
Old English norð “northern” (adj.), “northwards” (adv.), from Proto-Germanic *nurtha- (cf. Old Norse norðr, Old Saxon north, Old Frisian north, Middle Dutch nort, Dutch noord, German nord), possibly ultimately from PIE *ner- “left,” also “below,” as north is to the left when one faces the rising sun (cf. Sanskrit narakah “hell,” Greek enerthen “from beneath,” Oscan-Umbrian nertrak “left”). The same notion underlies Old Irish tuath “left; northern;” Arabic shamal “left hand; north.” The usual word for “north” in the Romance languages ultimately is from English, cf. Old French north (Modern French nord), borrowed from Old English norð; Italian, Spanish norte are borrowed from French.
As a noun, c.1200, from the adverb. North Pole attested from mid-15c. (earlier the Arctic pole, late 14c.). North American (n.) first used 1766, by Franklin; as an adjective, from 1770.
In the direction of increase; upward: A few months ago the cost of a 4-megabit memory chip was $11 on the spot market. Last week, it was $20 and heading north (1864+)
- Frederick pollock
[pol-uh k] /ˈpɒl ək/ noun 1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author. 2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter. /ˈpɒlək/ noun 1. Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895) 2. Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting […]
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- Frederick soddy
[sod-ee] /ˈsɒd i/ noun 1. Frederick, 1877–1956, English chemist: Nobel prize 1921. /ˈsɒdɪ/ noun 1. Frederick. 1877–1956, English chemist, whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1921 Soddy (sŏd’ē) British chemist who was a pioneer in the study of radioactivity. With Ernest Rutherford, he explained the atomic […]
- Franz Ferdinand
[fur-dn-and; German fer-di-nahnt] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd; German ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/ noun 1. . /German frants ˈfɛrdinant/ noun 1. English name Francis Ferdinand. 1863–1914, archduke of Austria; heir apparent of Franz Josef I. His assassination contributed to the outbreak of World War I