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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. 2 north of something nearer to the north than something They live ten miles north of Boston.
  3. 3 north 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