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north

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
northnorth1, North /nɔːθ $ nɔːrθ/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [singular, uncountable] (written abbreviation N)  1 SGthe 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 rising sun Which way is north?from/towards the north winds blowing from the northto the north (of something) Cheshunt is a few miles to the north of London.2 the north
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northThere was a slight wind coming from the north, and I turned into it.It has large and influential cereals and sugar barons in the north, but it has many small livestock farmers as well.In the early 1970s he was editor of the Provisional republican newspaper in the north, Republican News.She came back to the north with him after that and they lived together again for a time.Further to the north you take the ferry across from East to West Cowes to avoid a big detour inland via Newport.from/towards the northThe flak tailed off, mercifully, and Dickinson and Finlayson angled across from the north to join them.As the creation of the vortex began, the seas churned and a terrible wind blew from the north.There was a slight wind coming from the north, and I turned into it.Four Tornados had just taken off - heading in loose formation towards the North Sea.We will encourage enhanced recovery of oil from the North Sea and avoid becoming too dependent on imported fuel.The Songs, too, were refugees from the North and were also Christians.After all, he was sure of 100 percent of the vote from the north.But this was a wind from the north that blew across frontiers, ignoring the Customs.
Related topics: Geography, Nature, Meteorology
northnorth2, North ●●● S3 W3 adjective [only before noun] (written abbreviation N)  1 SGin the north or facing the north The north side of the building doesn’t get much sun. He lives in North Wales.2 DNHEMa north wind comes from the north
Related topics: Geography
northnorth3 ●●● S3 W1 adverb (written abbreviation N)  1 SGtowards the north The birds fly north in summer.north of Chicago is four hours north of Indianapolis. a north-facing window2 up north
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northThe window faces north.Their ancestors travelled 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.Farther north, London changed and became more leafy suburban.That sent me to Nipomo, eight miles north of Santa Maria.Go north on I-5 to Portland.When her crimes were discovered, she fled north to a river called the Danube.north ofThe inn is about 20 miles north of Salem.My relatives live in the north of the state.
North, thethe NorthNorth, the  1 the northeastern states of the US, especially during the Civil War (1861–65) when they fought against the South2 the northern part of England, which includes the area north of the Midlands and south of the Scottish border, and contains several large cities, including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, and Newcastle3 the richer countries of the northern parts of the world, especially Europe and North AmericaFrom Longman Business Dictionarynorthnorth /nɔːθnɔːrθ/ adverb north 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.
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