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English definition of “north”

north

adjective (also North)     /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 .Points of the compassDirection of motion north wind a wind coming from the northWind and windsStormy weather Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?
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