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noun [uncountable] north pronunciation in British English /nɔː(r)θ/
  1. the direction that is on your left when you are looking at the sun when it rises, and is usually at the top of a map

    We were driving from north to south.

    She grew up in the north of France.

    1. a.

      the north

      the part of a country, region, or place that is in the north

      How do you like living in the north?

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