KJV Dictionary Definition: north


NORTH, n. I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense. It may have been applied first to the pole star, or to the wind, like Boreas. One of the cardinal points, being that point of the horizon which is directly opposite to the sun in the meridian, on the left hand when we stand with the face to the east; or it is that point of intersection of the horizon and meridian which is nearest our pole.

NORTH, a. Being in the north; as the north polar star.



1. The motion or distance of a planet from the equator northward.

As the tides of the sea obey the southing and northing of the sea--

2. Course or distance northward of the equator.