Hypertext Webster Gateway: "North"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

North \North\, v. i.
To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or
west toward the north.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

North \North\, adv.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

North \North\, n. [AS. nor[eth]; akin to D. noord, G., Sw., &
Dan. nord, Icel. nor[eth]r. Cf. {Norman}, {Norse}.]
1. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at
any place, which lies in the direction of the true
meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the
east; the direction opposite to the south.

2. Any country or region situated farther to the north than
another; the northern section of a country.

3. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north
of Mason and Dixon's line. See under {Line}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

North \North\, a.
Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a
northern direction from the point of observation or
reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the

{North following}. See {Following}, a., 2.

{North pole}, that point in the heavens, or on the earth,
ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.

{North preceding}. See {Following}, a., 2.

{North star}, the star toward which the north pole of the
earth very nearly points, and which accordingly seems
fixed and immovable in the sky. The star [alpha] (alpha)
of the Little Bear, is our present north star, being
distant from the pole about 1[deg] 25', and from year to
year approaching slowly nearer to it. It is called also
{Cynosura}, {polestar}, and by astronomers, {Polaris}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the
north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
[ant: {south}]
n 1: the region of the United States lying north of the
Mason-Dixon line [syn: {North}]
2: the United States (especially the northern states during the
American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the
Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union";
"the North's superior resources turned the scale" [syn: {Union},
3: the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees [syn:
{due north}, {N}]
4: any region lying in or toward the north [syn: {North}, {northland},
5: the direction in which a compass needle points [syn: {magnetic
north}, {compass north}]
6: British statesman under George III whose policies led to
rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792) [syn: {North},
{Frederick North}, {Second Earl of Guilford}]
adv : in a northern direction; "they earn more up North"; "Let's
go north!" [syn: {North}, {to the north}, {in the north},
{northerly}, {northwards}, {northward}]

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