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Definition of north adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  toward the north The house faces north.
  2. 2north of something nearer to the north than something They live ten miles north of Boston.
  3. 3north of something (informal or finance) more or higher than something The estimated value is north of $5.4 billion. The shares had already been trading north of $30. temperatures north of 35°F opposite south
  4. Idioms
    up north (informal)
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    to or in the north of a country They've gone to live up north.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: north