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English definition of “north”

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 windowPoints of the compassDirection of motionParts of countries the North the rich industrial countries of the world, most of which are above the equatorContinents 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?See more
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