Meaning of NORTH in English

NORTH

n.

Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 a : the direction of the north terrestrial pole : the direction to the left of one facing east b : the compass point directly opposite to south

2 capitalized a : regions or countries lying to the north of a specified or implied point of orientation b : the industrially and economically developed nations of the world ― compare SOUTH 5

3 often capitalized a : the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the north or at the top of a diagram b : a person occupying this position in the course of a specified activity (as the game of bridge)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.