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Meaning & Definition of North in English

English

North

/nɔrθ/

noun

1. The region of the united states lying to the north of the mason-dixon line

    synonym:
  • North

2. The united states (especially the northern states during the american civil war)

  • "He has visited every state in the union"
  • "Lee hoped to detach maryland from the union"
  • "The north's superior resources turned the scale"
    synonym:
  • Union
  • ,
  • North

3. The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

    synonym:
  • north
  • ,
  • due north
  • ,
  • northward
  • ,
  • N

4. A location in the northern part of a country, region, or city

    synonym:
  • north

5. The direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point

    synonym:
  • north

6. The direction in which a compass needle points

    synonym:
  • north
  • ,
  • magnetic north
  • ,
  • compass north

7. British statesman under george iii whose policies led to rebellion in the american colonies (1732-1792)

    synonym:
  • North
  • ,
  • Frederick North
  • ,
  • Second Earl of Guilford

adjective

1. Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

  • "Artists like north light"
  • "The north portico"
    synonym:
  • north

adverb

1. In a northern direction

  • "They earn more up north"
  • "Let's go north!"
    synonym:
  • north
  • ,
  • northerly
  • ,
  • northwards
  • ,
  • northward

Examples of using

The needle is pointing toward the north.
Many European birds hibernate in the north of Africa.
The boys have gone north.