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Definition of 'north'


  1. the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line
  2. the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"
       Synonyms: Union
  3. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
       Synonyms: due north northward N
  4. any region lying in or toward the north
       Synonyms: northland Septentrion
  5. the direction in which a compass needle points
       Synonyms: magnetic north compass north
  6. British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
       Synonyms: Frederick North Second Earl of Guilford


  1. situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
       Antonyms: south


  1. in a northern direction; "they earn more up north"; "Let's go north!"
       Synonyms: to the north in the north northerly northwards northward

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