ETYM AS. north; akin to Dutch noord, German, Swed., and Dan. nord, Icel. northr. Related to Norman, Norse.
1. The cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees; SYN. due north.
2. The direction in which a compass needle points; SYN. magnetic north, compass north.
3. Any region lying in or toward the north; Also called: northland, septentrion.