Meaning of NORTH in English

NORTH

n., adj., & adv.

--n.

1. a the point of the horizon 90° anticlockwise from east. b the compass point corresponding to this. c the direction in which this lies.

2 (usu. the North) a the part of the world or a country or a town lying to the north, esp. north country or Northern States. b the Arctic. c the industrialized nations.

3 (North) Bridge a player occupying the position designated 'north'.

--adj.

1. towards, at, near, or facing north.

2 coming from the north (north wind).

--adv.

1. towards, at, or near the north.

2 (foll. by of) further north than.

Phrases and idioms:

North American adj. of North America.

--n. a native or inhabitant of North America, esp. a citizen of the US or Canada. north and south lengthwise along a line from north to south. north by east (or west) between north and north-north-east (or north-north-west). north country the northern part of England (north of the Humber). North-countryman (pl. -men) a native of the north country. north-east n.

1. the point of the horizon midway between north and east.

2 the compass point corresponding to this.

3 the direction in which this lies.

--adj. of, towards, or coming from the north-east.

--adv. towards, at, or near the north-east. North-East the part of a country or town lying to the north-east. north-easterly adj. & adv. north-east. north-eastern lying on the north-east side. north-east passage a passage for ships along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, formerly thought of as a possible route to the East. north light light from the north, esp. as desired by painters and in factory design. north-north-east the point or direction midway between north and north-east. north-north-west the point or direction midway between north and north-west. North Pole

1. the northernmost point of the earth's axis of rotation.

2 the northernmost point about which the stars appear to revolve. North Sea the sea between Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia. North Star the polestar.

north-west n.

1. the point of the horizon midway between north and west.

2 the compass point corresponding to this.

3 the direction in which this lies.

--adj. of, towards, or coming from the north-west.

--adv. towards, at, or near the north-west. North-West the part of a country or town lying to the north-west. north-westerly adj. & adv. north-west. north-western lying on the north-west side. north-west passage a passage for ships along the northern coast of America, formerly thought of as a possible route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. to the north (often foll. by of) in a northerly direction.

Etymology: OE f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.