North



[nawrth] /nɔrθ/

noun
1.
a cardinal point of the compass, lying in the plane of the meridian and to the left of a person facing the rising sun.
Abbreviation: N.
2.
the direction in which this point lies.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) a region or territory situated in this direction.
4.
the North, the area of the United States, especially the states that fought to preserve the Union in the Civil War, lying to the north of the Ohio River, and usually including Missouri and Maryland.
5.
(initial capital letter) .
6.
the north wind.
adjective
7.
in, toward, or facing, the north:
the north gate.
8.
directed or proceeding toward the north:
a north course.
9.
coming from the north:
a north wind.
10.
(usually initial capital letter) designating the northern part of a region, nation, country, etc.:
North Atlantic.
adverb
11.
to, toward, or in the north:
sailing north.
[nawrth] /nɔrθ/
noun
1.
Christopher, pen name of .
2.
Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guilford
[gil-ferd] /ˈgɪl fərd/ (Show IPA), (“Lord North”) 1732–92, British statesman: prime minister 1770–82.
3.
Sir Thomas, 1535?–1601? English translator.
/nɔːθ/
noun
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.
(often capital) the North, any area lying in or towards the north related adjectives arctic boreal
5.
(cards) (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass
adjective
6.
situated in, moving towards, or facing the north
7.
(esp of the wind) from the north
adverb
8.
in, to, or towards the north
9.
(archaic) (of the wind) from the north
/nɔːθ/
noun the North
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
5.
(poetic) the north wind
adjective
6.

/nɔːθ/
noun
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

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.

adverb

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+)

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