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Etymology

Old English norþ

Noun

Singular
north

Plural
-

north (-)
  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map.
  2. The up or positive direction.
    Stock prices are heading north.
  3. (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks Earth's magnetic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole).

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Adjective

north (not comparable)

Positive
north

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Toward the north; northward.
  2. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
  3. Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
    north highway 1

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Adverb

north

  1. Toward the north; northward.
  2. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
  3. Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
    north highway 1

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