A cold north wind.
An investment that went steadily north until the market crash.
A north wind.
Minnesota is in the north of the USA.
The price you're offering had better be north of the highest price this company has ever traded for. - Tom Aldredge in the movie Barbarians at the Gate.
He lived in north Germany.
She entered through the north gate.
The north wind was cold.
The wedding ended up costing north of $50,000.
Switzerland is north of Italy.
We headed north.
- More or greater than; above.A salary north of $40,000.
- That part of the U.S. which is bounded on the south by Md., the Ohio River, and Mo.; specif., the states opposed to the Confederacy in the Civil War.
- The Northern Hemisphere, esp. as the region comprising the majority of the world's affluent, industrialized nations.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of north
- Middle English from Old English ner-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English norÃ¾, cognate with various Germanic counterparts such as Dutch noord, West Frisian noard, German Nord, Danish nord, all from a Proto-Germanic *nurÃ¾Ä…, and cognate with Greek Î½ÎÏÏ„ÎµÏÎ¿Ï‚ (nÃ©rteros, “infernal, lower") possibly all ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European *ner- (“left, below"), as north is to the left when one faces the rising sun.