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north

1 noun
     
Related topics: Geography
north1 S1 W2 , North written abbreviation N [singular, uncountable]
1SG the 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 north
to the north (of something)
Cheshunt is a few miles to the north of London.
2

the north

a) SG the northern part of a country or area:
The North will be dry and bright.
the north of
the north of England
b) PESG the richer countries of the world, especially Europe and North America

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