- north used 132 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
NORTH, noun [I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense. It may have been applied first to the pole star, or to the wind, like Boreas.] One of the cardinal points, being that point of the horizon which is directly opposite to the sun in the meridian, on the left hand when we stand with the face to the east; or it is that point of intersection of the horizon and meridian which is nearest our pole.
NORTH, adjective Being in the north; as the north polar star.
NORTHE'AST, noun The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each.
NORTHE'AST, adjective Pertaining to the northeast or proceeding from that point; as a northeast wind.
NORTH'ERLY, adjective Being towards the north, or nearer towards the north than to any other cardinal point. [We use this word and northern with considerable latitude.]
1. Towards the north; as, to sail northerly
2. In a northern direction; as a northerly course.
3. Proceeding from a northern point.
1. Being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
2. In a direction towards the north, or a point near it; as, to steer a northern course.
NORTH'ERNLY, adverb Toward the north. [Not used.]
1. The motion or distance of a planet from the equator northward.
As the tides of the sea obey the southing and northing of the sea--
2. Course or distance northward of the equator.
NORTH'-STAR, noun The north polar star.
(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the sunny south (Deuteronomy 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of the compass was considered as always having his face to the east, and hence "the left hand" (Genesis 14:15; Job 23:9) denotes the north. The "kingdoms of the north" are Chaldea, Assyria, Media, etc.
NORTH'WARD, adjective Being towards the north, or nearer to the north than to the east and west points.
NORTH'WARD, adverb Towards the north, or towards a point nearer to the north than the east and west points.
NORTHWEST', noun The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each.
1. Pertaining to the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; as the northwest coast.
2. Proceeding from the northwest; as a northwest wind.
NORTHWEST'ERN, adjective Pertaining to or being in the northwest, or in a direction to the northwest; as a northwestern course.
NORTH'-WIND, noun The wind that blows from the north.