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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)

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.

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."