What is north?

  • (noun): The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War).
    Example: "The North's superior resources turned the scale"
    Synonyms: Union
    See also — Additional definitions below

North

North is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.

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North Atlantic Current
... The North Atlantic Current (also known as North Atlantic Drift and North Atlantic Sea Movement) is a powerful warm ocean current that continues the Gulf Stream northeast ... The other major branch continues north along the coast of northwestern Europe ... Driven by the global thermohaline circulation (THC), the North Atlantic Current is also often considered part of the wind-driven Gulf Stream which goes further east and north from the ...

More definitions of "north":

  • (noun): The region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
  • (adj): Situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north.
    Example: "Artists like north light"; "the north portico"
  • (noun): The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees.
    Synonyms: due north, N

Famous quotes containing the word north:

    The pure products of America go crazy—mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    It is the sea that whitens the roof.
    The sea drifts through the winter air.
    It is the sea that the north wind makes.
    The sea is in the falling snow.
    This gloom is the darkness of the sea.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    A brush had left a crooked stroke
    Of what was either cloud or smoke
    From north to south across the blue;
    A piercing little star was through.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)