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Definition 1: a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city - [noun denoting location]

(north is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... are attributes of north) situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north

"artists like north light" "the north portico"

(... are attributes of north) situated in or coming from regions of the north

"the northern hemisphere" "northern autumn colors"

Definition 2: the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where north or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has visited every state in the Union
  • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
  • the North's superior resources turned the scale

Synonyms for north in the sense of this definition

(north belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

(north is a part of ...) any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War

(... are attributes of north) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"

Definition 3: the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line - [noun denoting location]

(north is an instance of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is part of north) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

(north is a member of ...) an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

(... are attributes of north) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"

Definition 4: British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for north in the sense of this definition

(north is an instance of ...) a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Definition 5: the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for north in the sense of this definition

(north is a kind of ...) one of the four main compass points

Definition 6: the direction in which a compass needle points - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for north in the sense of this definition

(north is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Definition 7: the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point - [noun denoting linkdef]

(north is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Definition 8: situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where north or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • artists like north light
  • the north portico

(north is similar to ...) toward the northwest

(north is similar to ...) coming from the northwest

"northwesterly winds"

(north is similar to ...) situated in or oriented toward the northwest

(north is similar to ...) toward the northeast

(north is similar to ...) coming from the northeast

"northeasterly winds"

(north is similar to ...) situated in or oriented toward the northeast

"the northeasterly part of the island"

(north is similar to ...) situated farthest north

"Alaska is our northernmost state"

(north is similar to ...) situated in or oriented toward the north

"the northern suburbs" "going in a northerly direction"

(north is similar to ...) coming from the north; used especially of wind

"the north wind doth blow" "a northern snowstorm" "the winds are northerly"

(north is similar to ...) situated in the northern part of a centrally located area in some geographical region

"the north-central part of Russia"

(north is similar to ...) moving toward the north

"the northbound lane" "we took the north train" "the northward flow of traffic"

(... are attributes of north) a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city

Definition 9: in a northern direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where north or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they earn more up north
  • Let's go north!

Synonyms for north in the sense of this definition

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