HyperDic: north

English > 9 senses of the word north / North:
ADJECTIVEallnorthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
ADVERBallnorth, northerly, northwards, northwardin a northern direction
NOUNlocationNorththe region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
locationNorth, Unionthe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
relationnorth, due north, northward, Nthe cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
locationnortha location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
relationnorththe direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
relationnorth, magnetic north, compass norththe direction in which a compass needle points
person North, Frederick North, Second Earl of GuilfordBritish statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
north / North > pronunciation
Soundsnao'rth
Rhymesforth / Forth ... thenceforth: 5 rhymes with aorth...
English > north: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north.
Examples
  • "artists like north light"
  • "the north portico"
Attribute ofnorthA location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
Narrowernorth-centralsituated in the northern part of a centrally located area in some geographical region
northbound, northwardMoving toward the north
northeasterly, northeastComing from the northeast
northeastern, northeasterly, northeastsituated in or oriented toward the northeast
northeastwardToward the northeast
northerly, northernComing from the north
northerly, northernsituated in or oriented toward the north
northernmost, northmostsituated farthest north
northwesterly, northwestComing from the northwest
northwestern, northwesterly, northwestsituated in or oriented toward the northwest
northwestwardToward the northwest
Oppositesouthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
Spanishal norte, del norte, norteño
English > North: 9 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
MembersYankee, Yank, NorthernerAn American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
AttributesnorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
SpanishNorte
CatalanNord
English > North: 9 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War).
SynonymUnion
Instance ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
AttributesnorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Partsfree stateAny state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Spanishla Unión
Catalanla Unió
English > north: 9 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningThe cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees.
Synonymsdue north, northward, N
Broadercardinal compass pointOne of the four main compass points
Spanishnorte
Catalannord, septentrió
Adjectivesborealtoward or located in the north
English > north: 9 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA location in the northern part of a country, region, or city.
Attributesnorthsituated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
northernsituated in or coming from regions / regions of the north
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
Spanishnorte
English > north: 9 senses > noun 5, relation
MeaningThe direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point.
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
English > north: 9 senses > noun 6, relation
MeaningThe direction in which a compass needle points.
Synonymsmagnetic north, compass north
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Spanishnorte magnético
Catalannord, pol nord magnètic
English > North: 9 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningBritish statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792).
SynonymsFrederick North, Second Earl of Guilford
Instance ofstatesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
SpanishFrederick North
CatalanFrederick North
English > north: 9 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a northern direction.
Examples
  • "they earn more up north"
  • "Let's go north!"
Synonymsnortherly, northwards, northward

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