the North Star, another name for Polaris (sense 1)
“Pole Star, Polaris,” Middle English norþe sterre (late 14c.); cf. Middle Dutch noirdstern, German nordstern.
North Star (Polaris)
A star positioned along the line in space that includes the axis of rotation of the Earth. For this reason, the star does not appear to move in the sky, but remains fixed above the North Pole.
Note: Locating the North Star is useful in navigation.
noun 1. the part of the earth’s surface between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle. North Temperate Zone See Temperate Zone.
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noun 1. a city in W New York.
noun 1. a mountain in N New Mexico, near Santa Fe: one of the three Truchas Peaks. 13,110 feet (3999 meters).