• (British)
  • (America)
    • (GA) IPA: /nɔɹθ/, /noɹθ/, enPR: nôrth
    • (NY) IPA: /nɔəθ/
  • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: /noːθ/


  1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map, abbreviated as N.
    Minnesota is in the north of the USA.
  2. The up or positive direction.
    Stock prices are heading north.
  3. (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks the magnetic pole near Earth's geographic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole).
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north (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
    He lived in north Germany.
    She entered through the north gate.
  2. Toward the north; northward.
    • 1987, Ana María Brull Vázquez, Rosa E. Casas, Cuba, page 23:
      The most dangerous ones are those that develop during October and November and that follow a north path affecting the western part of the island.
  3. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
    The north wind was cold.
  4. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
    north highway 1
  5. (colloquial) More or greater than.
    The wedding ended up costing north of $50,000.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • German: nordwärts, nordwärtig
  • Italian: a nord
  • Portuguese: ao norte
  • Russian: се́верный
  • German: nord-
  • Portuguese: norte
  • Russian: се́верный
  • German: nord-
  • Russian: се́верный
  • Spanish: norteño

north (not comparable)

  1. Toward the north; northward.
    Switzerland is north of Italy.
    We headed north.
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north (norths, present participle northing; past and past participle northed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To turn or move toward the north.
    • 1769, Henry Wilson, William Hume, Surveying improved (page 239)
      When at B you had northed 3.71 […]

Proper noun
  1. (US) The Union during the American Civil War.
    The North lost most battles early in the war.
  2. The northern part of any region, especially:
    1. (UK) The North of England, a cultural region.
    2. The northern states of the United States.
    3. (Ireland) Northern Ireland.
    4. North Korea.
  3. (politics, economics) A group of countries mainly lying north of the equator, including most of the West and the First World and much of the Second World.
    In economic terms, the North controls four-fifths of the income earned anywhere in the world.
  4. Surname

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