North following. See Following, a., 2.North pole, that point in the heavens, or on the earth, ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.North preceding. See Following, a., 2. North star, the star toward which the north pole of the earth very nearly points, and which accordingly seems fixed and immovable in the sky. The star &alpha (alpha) of the Little Bear, is our present north star, being distant from the pole about 1° 25&prime, and from year to year approaching slowly nearer to it. It is called also Cynosura, polestar, and by astronomers, Polaris.

(North), v. i. To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.

(North), adv. Northward.

(North`east") n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.

(North`east"), a. Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind.

Northeast passage, a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of Asia.

(North`east"), adv. Toward the northeast.

(North`east"er) n. A storm, strong wind, or gale, coming from the northeast.

(North`east"er*ly), a. Pertaining to the northeast; toward the northeast, or coming from the northeast.

(North`east"er*ly), adv. Toward the northeast.

Noropianic to Notable

(No*ro`pi*an"ic) a. [Etymology uncertain.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the aromatic series obtained from opianic acid.

(Nor"roy) n. [Lit., north king, fr. F. nord north + roi king.] (Her.) The most northern of the English Kings-at-arms. See King-at-arms, under King.

(Norse) a. [Dan. Norsk, fr. nord north. See North.] Of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants.

(Norse), n. The Norse language.

(Norse"man) n.; pl. Norsemen One of the ancient Scandinavians; a Northman.

(Nor"tel*ry) n. [Cf. Nurture.] Nurture; education; culture; bringing up. [Obs.]

Nortelry . . . learned at the nunnery.

(North) n. [AS. norð; akin to D. noord, G., Sw., & Dan. nord, Icel. norðr. Cf. Norman, Norse.]

1. That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.

2. Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.

3. Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's line. See under Line.

(North), a. Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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