Meaning of NORTH in English

NORTH

transcription, транскрипция: [ nɔ:(r)θ ]

also North

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

The north is the direction which is on your left when you are looking towards the direction where the sun rises.

In the north the ground becomes very cold as the winter snow and ice covers the ground...

Birds usually migrate from north to south.

N-UNCOUNT : also the N

2.

The north of a place, country, or region is the part which is in the north.

The scheme mostly benefits people in the North and Midlands.

...a tiny house in a village in the north of France.

N-SING : usu the N , oft N of n

3.

If you go north , you travel towards the north.

Anita drove north up Pacific Highway.

ADV : ADV after v

4.

Something that is north of a place is positioned to the north of it.

...a little village a few miles north of Portsmouth.

ADV : usu ADV of n

5.

The north edge, corner, or part of a place or country is the part which is towards the north.

...the north side of the mountain...

They were coming in to land on the north coast of Crete.

ADJ : ADJ n

6.

‘ North ’ is used in the names of some countries, states, and regions in the north of a larger area.

There were demonstrations this weekend in cities throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

ADJ : ADJ n

7.

A north wind is a wind that blows from the north.

...a bitterly cold north wind.

ADJ : ADJ n

8.

The North is used to refer to the richer, more developed countries of the world.

Malaysia has emerged as the toughest critic of the North’s environmental attitudes.

N-SING : the N

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