1. Proper noun.  (US) The Union during the American Civil War.
  2. Proper noun.  (UK) The North of England, a cultural region.
  3. Proper noun.  The northern states of the United States.
  4. Proper noun.  The northern part of any region.
  5. Noun.  One of the four major compass points, specifically 0°, directed toward the North Pole, and conventionally upwards on a map.
  6. Noun.  The up or positive direction.
  7. Noun.  Above or higher.
  8. Noun.  (physics) The positive or north pole of a magnet, which seeks the magnetic pole near Earth's geographic North Pole (which, for its magnetic properties, is a south pole).
  9. Adjective.  Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
  10. Adjective.  Toward the north; northward.
  11. Adjective.  (meteorology) Of wind, from the north.
  12. Adjective.  Pertaining to the part of a corridor used by northbound traffic.
  13. Adverb.  Toward the north; northward.

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