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English definition of “north”


noun [U] (also North)     /nɔːθ/ US  /nɔːrθ/ (written abbreviation N, UK also Nth, US also No.)
A2 the direction that goes towards the part of the Earth above the equator , opposite to the south , or the part of an area or country that is in this direction : The points of the compass are north, south , east , and west . The countryside is more mountainous in the north (of the country ). Cambridge is/ lies to the north of London. a north- facing window Points of the compassDirection of motionParts of countries the North the rich industrial countries of the world , most of which are above the equator Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation the northern states of the middle and eastern part of the US: The North defeated the South in the American Civil War .Named regions of countries Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?
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