Meaning of "north, North" in Essential American English Dictionary

north, North

noun [ no plural ] /nɔrθ/

A2 the direction that is on your left when you face toward the rising sun:

Which way is north?
the north

A2 the part of an area that is farther toward the north than the rest:

She’s from a town in the north of Oregon.
north adjective


the north bank of the river
North America
north adverb


We drove north.

(Definition of “north, North” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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