northnorth1, North /nɔːθ $ nɔːrθ/ ●●●S2W1 noun [singular, uncountable] (written abbreviation N)1SGthe direction that is at the top of a map of the world, above the Equator. It is on the left if you are facing the risingsunWhich way is north?from/towards the northwinds blowing from the northto the north (of something)Cheshunt is a few miles to the north of London.2 →the north
northnorth2, North ●●●S3W3 adjective [only before noun] (written abbreviation N)1SGin the north or facing the northThe north side of the building doesn’t get much sun.He lives in North Wales.2DNHEMa north wind comes from the north
northnorth3 ●●●S3W1 adverb (written abbreviation N)1SGtowards the northThe birds fly north in summer.north ofChicago is four hours north of Indianapolis.a north-facing window2 →up north
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north• The window faces north.• Their ancestorstravelled in man's wake, in separate waves north and south around the icy Alps as farmers moved west.• We got to Pecos in short order and turned north for Carlsbad.• Farthernorth, London changed and became more leafysuburban.• That sent me to Nipomo, eight milesnorth of Santa Maria.• Go north on I-5 to Portland.• When her crimes were discovered, she flednorth to a river called the Danube.north of• The inn is about 20 miles north of Salem.• My relatives live in the north of the state.North, thethe NorthNorth, the1the northeastern states of the US, especially during the CivilWar(1861–65) when they fought against the South2the northern part of England, which includes the area north of the Midlands and south of the Scottishborder, and containsseveral large cities, including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, and Newcastle3the richer countries of the northern parts of the world, especially Europe and North AmericaFrom Longman Business Dictionarynorthnorth /nɔːθnɔːrθ/ adverbnorth of something informal American English if an amount is north of another amount, it is more than that amountTo be a big player, a company must spend somewhere north of $500 million a year.