North pole
North North, a. Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north. [1913 Webster]

{North following}. See {Following}, a., 2.

{North pole}, that point in the heavens, or on the earth, ninety degrees from the equator toward the north.

{North preceding}. See {Following}, a., 2.

{North star}, the star toward which the north pole of the earth very nearly points, and which accordingly seems fixed and immovable in the sky. The star [alpha] (alpha) of the Little Bear, is our present north star, being distant from the pole about 1[deg] 25', and from year to year approaching slowly nearer to it. It is called also {Cynosura}, {polestar}, and by astronomers, {Polaris}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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