the northern coastal area of Alaska, rich in oil and natural gas: so called because it is N of the Brooks Range sloping down to the Arctic Ocean.
- North somerset
/ˈsʌməˌsɛt/ noun 1. a unitary authority of SW England, in Somerset: formerly (1974–96) part of the county of Avon. Pop: 191 400 (2003 est). Area: 375 sq km (145 sq miles)
noun, Astronomy. 1. . noun 1. the North Star, another name for Polaris (sense 1) n. “Pole Star, Polaris,” Middle English norþe sterre (late 14c.); cf. Middle Dutch noirdstern, German nordstern. North Star See Polaris. North Star (Polaris) A star positioned along the line in space that includes the axis of rotation of the Earth. […]
noun 1. the part of the earth’s surface between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle. North Temperate Zone See Temperate Zone.
noun 1. See under (def 12). [tomp-suh n, tom-] /ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-/ noun 1. Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S. 2. David, 1770–1857, Canadian fur trader, surveyor, author, and explorer, born in England. 3. David, born 1954, U.S. basketball player. 4. Dorothy, 1894–1961, U.S. journalist. 5. Francis, 1859–1907, English […]