HyperDic: compass_point

English > 1 sense of the expression compass point:
NOUNrelationcompass point, pointany of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
English > compass point: 1 sense > noun 1, relation
MeaningAny of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass.
Synonympoint
Narrowercardinal compass pointOne of the four main compass points
east by north, EbNThe compass point that is one point north of due east
east by south, EbSThe compass point that is one point south of due east
east northeast, ENEThe compass point midway between northeast and east
east southeast, ESEThe compass point midway between east and southeast
north by east, NbEThe compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north
north by west, NbWThe compass point that is one point west of due north
north northeast, nor'-nor'-east, NNEThe compass point that is midway between north and northeast
north northwest, nor'-nor'-west, NNWThe compass point that is midway between north and northwest
northeast, nor'-east, northeastward, NEThe compass point midway between north and east
northeast by east, NEbEThe compass point that is one point east of northeast
northeast by north, NEbNThe compass point that is one point north of northeast
northwest, nor'-west, northwestward, NWThe compass point midway between north and west
northwest by north, NWbNThe compass point that is one point north of northwest
northwest by west, NWbWThe compass point that is one point west of northwest
south by east, SbEThe compass point that is one point east of due south
south by west, SbWThe compass point that is one point west of due south
south southeast, sou'-sou'-east, SSEThe compass point midway between south and southeast
south southwest, sou'-sou'-west, SSWThe compass point midway between south and southwest
southeast, sou'-east, southeastward, SEThe compass point midway between south and east
southeast by east, SEbEThe compass point that is one point east of southeast
southeast by south, SEbSThe compass point that is one point south of southeast
southwest, sou'-west, southwestward, SWThe compass point midway between south and west
southwest by south, SWbSThe compass point that is one point south of southwest
southwest by west, SWbWThe compass point that is one point west of southwest
west by north, WbNThe compass point that is one point north of due west
west by south, WbSThe compass point that is one point south of due west
west northwest, WNWThe compass point midway between west and northwest
west southwest, WSWThe compass point midway between west and southwest
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Spanishcompass point, cuarta
Catalancompass point, quarta

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