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 ... 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 North American coast ...

More definitions of "north":

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

Famous quotes containing the word north:

    Why does man freeze to death trying to reach the North Pole? Why does man drive himself to suffer the steam and heat of the Amazon? Why does he stagger his mind with the mathematics of the sky? Once the question mark has arisen in the human brain the answer must be found, if it takes a hundred years. A thousand years.
    Walter Reisch (1903–1963)

    By the North Gate, the wind blows full of sand,
    Lonely from the beginning of time until now!
    Trees fall, the grass goes yellow with autumn.
    Li Po (701–762)

    When the Somalians were merely another hungry third world people, we sent them guns. Now that they are falling down dead from starvation, we send them troops. Some may see in this a tidy metaphor for the entire relationship between north and south. But it would make a whole lot more sense nutritionally—as well as providing infinitely more vivid viewing—if the Somalians could be persuaded to eat the troops.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)