Meaning of NORTH in English

NORTH

I. north 1 S1 W2 BrE AmE , North /nɔːθ $ nɔːrθ/ noun [singular, uncountable] ( written abbreviation N )

[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ north , ↑ northerly , ↑ northern , ↑ northbound , ↑ northernmost , ↑ northward ; noun : ↑ north , ↑ northerner ; adverb : ↑ north , northward(s)]

the direction that is at the top of a map of the world, above the Equator. It is on the left if you are facing the rising sun:

Which way is north?

from/towards the north

winds blowing from the north

to the north (of something)

Cheshunt is a few miles to the north of London.

II. north 2 BrE AmE , North adjective [only before noun] ( written abbreviation N )

[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ north , ↑ northerly , ↑ northern , ↑ northbound , ↑ northernmost , ↑ northward ; noun : ↑ north , ↑ northerner ; adverb : ↑ north , northward(s)]

1 . in the north or facing the north:

The north side of the building doesn’t get much sun.

He lives in North Wales.

2 . a north wind comes from the north

III. north 3 BrE AmE adverb ( written abbreviation N )

[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ north , ↑ northerly , ↑ northern , ↑ northbound , ↑ northernmost , ↑ northward ; noun : ↑ north , ↑ northerner ; adverb : ↑ north , northward(s)]

[ Language: Old English ]

1 . towards the north:

The birds fly north in summer.

north of

Chicago is four hours north of Indianapolis.

a north-facing window

2 . up north informal to or in the north of the country:

They’ve moved up north.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.