from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • North, Frederick. Second Earl of Guilford. Known as "Lord North.” 1732-1792. British politician who served as prime minister (1770-1782) under George III. His policies led to the rebellion of the American colonies.

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  • proper n. The Union during the American Civil War.
  • proper n. The North of England, a cultural region.
  • proper n. The northern states of the United States.
  • proper n. The northern part of any region.


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  • Production continued at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a six-year-old factory park just north of the heavily armed border that separates North and South Korea.

    In Korea, a semi-hopeful sign

  • The policy saw some dramatic successes, including the establishment of an industrial park six miles north of the demilitarized zone, and the first summit of the presidents of North and South Korea in 2000.

    Yeonpyeong attack uniting South Korean public around harsher policy toward North

  • BI: The North Karanpura Valley lies in a deep rift valley over a Jurassic field in the upper part of the Basin of the Damodar river forming a rich coal strata 44 miles in length from east to wes and 22 miles in width from north to south in the Chatra and Hazaribagh districts of North jharkhand, between the ranchi plateau to the south and the hazaribagh plateau to the north.

    Jeff Biggers: India's Coal Rush and Form of Mountaintop Removal: Interview with Jharkhand Leader Bulu Imam

  • Is your article is based on the notion that all is always better up north in Canada, or Scotland, just so long as its North?

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • KIM HWA, DEFECTOR FROM NORTH KOREA (through translator): Some people are saying that with the money the North used to develop weapons, the people would have been able to feed themselves.

    CNN Transcript May 26, 2009

  • Further north and west in the Frontier province, gun battles rage between security forces and the militants holding large parts of North and South Waziristan and adjoining settled areas under siege, forcing the residents to flee in droves for their lives.

    War On Terror Drama: No End Is In Sight

  • One belt of these deposits extends north and south along the piedmont of North and South Carolina.

    Nuclear Energy and the Fossil Fuels (historical)

  • The North Equatorial Current moves warm water to the North Atlantic, while the South Equatorial Current spreads both north and south, bringing warm water to the east coasts of both North and South America.

    Atlantic Ocean

  • Until, when we turned north to land at Salt Lake, my crescent moon buddy swung around from due North to due East.


  • (Get this: the East and West streets run north and south; the North and South streets run east and west.)

    Speaking Greek


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