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northnoun [U]

(also North) uk   /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 ​landscape is more ​mountainous in the north (of the ​country). Cambridge is/​lies to the north of London. a north-​facingwindowthe North the ​richindustrialcountries of the ​world, most of which are above the equator the ​northernstates of the ​middle and ​easternpart of the US: The North ​defeated the ​South in the American Civil War.

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northadjective

(also North) uk   /nɔːθ/  us   /nɔːrθ/ (written abbreviation N, UK also Nth, US also No)
A2 in or ​forming the north ​part of something: North ​America/​Africa the north ​coast of Iceland Our ​farm is a few ​miles north of the ​village.north wind a ​wind coming from the north

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northadverb

(also North) uk   /nɔːθ/  us   /nɔːrθ/ (written abbreviation N, UK also Nth, US also No)
(Definition of north from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"north" in American English

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northnoun [U]

 us   /nɔrθ/ (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
the ​direction that is ​oppositesouth, or the ​part of an ​area or ​country which is in this ​direction: The ​points of the ​compass are north, ​south, ​east, and ​west. In the US, the North is the ​part of the ​country in the north and ​east: Ken ​grew up in Mississippi but ​settled in the North after ​college. US history In the US Civil War, the North was the ​group of ​states that ​fought to ​keep the US together.
northern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈnɔr·ðərn/ (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
Tomlives in the northern ​part of the ​state.

northadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /nɔrθ/ (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
in, ​forming, or toward the north ​part of something: the north ​coast She ​lives about forty ​miles north of here. A north ​wind is a ​wind coming from the north.
(Definition of north from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"north" in Business English

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northadjective, adverb

uk   us   /nɔːθ/
north of used to say that an ​amount is more than the one ​stated: The company's ​marketcap is now north of $160 ​billion.
(Definition of north from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “north”
in Korean 북쪽…
in Arabic الشَّمال, جِهة الشَّمال…
in Malaysian utara…
in French nord…
in Chinese (Traditional) 北, 北方, 北部…
in Italian nord…
in Spanish norte…
in Vietnamese hướng bắc, hướng bắc trên la bàn…
in Portuguese norte…
in Thai ทิศเหนือ…
in German der Norden…
in Catalan nord…
in Japanese 北…
in Chinese (Simplified) 北, 北方, 北部…
in Indonesian utara…
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