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Spanish translation of “north”

north

noun /noːθ/
the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun, or any part of the earth lying in that direction
norte
He faced towards the north The wind is blowing from the north I used to live in the north of England.
(also N) one of the four main points of the compass
norte
The needle is pointing to the north.
northerly /-ðə-/ adjective (of a wind etc) coming from the north
del norte, septentrional
a northerly breeze.
looking, lying etc towards the north
hacia el norte
The boat was heading in a northerly direction.
northern /-ðən/ adjective of the north or the North
del norte
the northern part of the country.
northerner /-ðə-/ noun a person who lives, or was born, in a northern region or country.
norteño
northernmost /-ðən-/ adjective being furthest north
más septentrional
the northernmost point of the island.
northward adjective towards the north
hacia el norte
They were flying in a northward direction.
northward adverb ( northwards) towards the north
hacia el norte
They were travelling northwards.
northbound adjective travelling northwards
con dirección norte
the northbound railway-line.
north-east / north-west noun, adjective (in or from) the direction midway between north and east or north and west, or any part of the earth lying in that direction
nordeste; noroeste
the north-east counties a north-west wind.
north-easterly / north-westerly adjective (of a wind etc) coming from the north-east or north-west
del nordeste; del noroeste
a north-easterly wind.
looking, lying etc towards the north-east or north-west
hacia el nordeste; hacia el noroeste
a north-westerly direction.
north-eastern / north-western adjective of the north-east or north-west.
nordeste; noroeste
the North Pole noun the northern end of the imaginary line through the earth, round which it turns.
Polo Norte
(Definition of north from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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