north meaning

  • North is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.
  • NounPREnor-
    1. One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map.
      1. Minnesota is in the north of the USA.
    2. The up or positive direction.
      1. Stock prices are heading north.
    3. Above or higher.
      1. The price you're offering had better be north of the highest price this company has ever traded for. - Tom Aldredge in the movie Barbarians at the Gate
    4. (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks the magnetic pole near Earth's geographic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole).
    5. VerbSGnorthsPRnorthingPT, PPnorthed
      1. OBS VI To turn or move toward the north.
      2. Adjective
        1. Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
          1. He lived in north Germany.
          2. She entered through the north gate.
        2. Toward the north; northward.
          1. (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
            1. The north wind was cold.
          2. Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
            1. north highway 1
          3. COL More or greater than.
            1. The wedding ended up costing north of $50,000.
        3. Adverb
          1. Toward the north; northward.
            1. Switzerland is north of Italy.
            2. We headed north.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Yesterday spears were the weapon of choice in the North Rift; today they are being replaced by the Kalashnikov and rocket-fired grenade.
            • It was a superdepressing message to Steele’s fellow party members north of the Mason-Dixon line: Good for you in saddling yourself with a toxic political affiliation out of principle.
            • "In the period before, when Martin Luther King was here walking through the different neighborhoods, I was in the walkalongs, the police protection, on the north side and on the south side.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • North of the Alps, you can have heat and sun--but some summers (if you go far enough north) you can also be bogged in by rain and enough chill that you have to go out and buy wool hats.
            • North Carolina goes blue for the first time since 1976.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The head of the compass needle is pointing due north.
            • The sidewalk runs next to the street for a few miles, then diverges from it and turns north.

        Meaning of north for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "north" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Uncomparable adverbs
              • Nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                Difficultness: Level 1
                Easy     ➨     Difficult
                Definiteness: Level 9
                Definite    ➨     Versatile
                Related Links:
                1. en northern
                2. en northward
                3. en northwest
                4. en northeast
                5. en north-western