Definition of "north" []

  • The direction along a meridian 90° counterclockwise from east; the direction to the left of sunrise. (noun)
  • The cardinal point on the mariner's compass located at 0°. (noun)
  • An area or region lying in the north. (noun)
  • The northern part of the earth. (noun)
  • The northern part of a region or country. (noun)
  • One of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 0° or 360°, that is 90° from east and west and 180° from south (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The direction along a meridian towards the North Pole (noun)
  • The direction in which a compass needle points; magnetic north (noun)
  • The player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass (noun)
  • Situated in, moving towards, or facing the north (adjective)
  • (esp of the wind) from the north (adjective)
  • In, to, or towards the north (adverb)
  • (of the wind) from the north (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "north" in a sentence
  • "WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Tuesday that a North Korean ship has turned around and is headed back toward the north where it came from, ..."
  • "Maybe you won't believe it, but there are currents going north in this sea; once or twice in a lifetime, a whaler or passage hunter returns with a story of being drifted _north_ -- now that's what I want, I am hunting for a northern current."
  • "Army base between Seoul (South Korea's largest city) and the DMZ (North Korean border) to the north."