Meaning of NORTH in English


■ noun (usu. the ~ )

1》 the direction in which a compass needle normally points, towards the horizon on the left-hand side of a person facing east.

2》 the ~ern part of a country, region, or town.

↘( the North ) the NE states of the United States.

■ adjective

1》 lying towards, near, or facing the ~.

2》 (of a wind) blowing from the ~.

■ adverb to or towards the ~.


~ by east (or west ) between ~ and ~-~-east (or ~-~-west).


~bound adjective & adverb


OE, of Gmc origin.

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