dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


7 definitions found
 for north
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  North \North\ (n[^o]rth), n. [AS. nor[eth]; akin to D. noord,
     G., Sw., & Dan. nord, Icel. nor[eth]r. Cf. Norman,
     Norse.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any country or region situated farther to the north than
        another; the northern section of a country.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north
        of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  North \North\, v. i.
     To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or
     west toward the north.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  North \North\, adv.
     Northward.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  north
      adv 1: in a northern direction; "they earn more up north";
             "Let's go north!" [syn: north, northerly,
             northwards, northward]
      adj 1: 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 to the north of the
           Mason-Dixon line
      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,
         North]
      3: the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees [syn:
         north, due north, northward, N]
      4: a location in the northern part of a country, region, or city
      5: the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass
         point
      6: the direction in which a compass needle points [syn: north,
         magnetic north, compass north]
      7: British statesman under George III whose policies led to
         rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792) [syn: North,
         Frederick North, Second Earl of Guilford]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "north":
     Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Middle Atlantic,
     Middle West, N, New England, North, North Central region,
     Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast,
     Southwest, Sunbelt, West, West Coast, Yankeeland, antarctic,
     arctic, austral, boreal, cardinal points, compass card,
     compass rose, degrees, east, eastbound, easterly, eastermost,
     eastern, easternmost, eastland, eastward, half points, hyperborean,
     lubber line, meridional, north about, northbound, northeast,
     northeasterly, northeastern, northerly, northern, northernmost,
     northland, northward, northwardly, northwards, northwest,
     northwesterly, northwestern, norward, occident, occidental, orient,
     oriental, quarter points, rhumb, south, southbound, southeast,
     southeasterly, southeastern, southerly, southern, southernmost,
     southward, southwest, southwesterly, southwestern, sunrise, sunset,
     the Coast, west, westbound, westerly, western, westernmost,
     westland, westward, wild West
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  North, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    813
     Housing Units (2000): 412
     Land area (2000):     0.852502 sq. miles (2.207971 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.852502 sq. miles (2.207971 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50560
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             33.615983 N, 81.103588 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     29112
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      North, SC
      North
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org