North star

North star
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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  • North Star — (n.) Pole Star, Polaris, M.E. norþe sterre (late 14c.); Cf. M.Du. noirdstern, Ger. nordstern …   Etymology dictionary

  • North Star — ► NOUN ▪ the Pole Star …   English terms dictionary

  • North Star — North′ Star′ n. astron. Polaris • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • North Star — n. POLARIS …   English World dictionary

  • North Star — The North Star is the prominent pole star that lies closest in the sky to the north celestial pole and which appears (approximately) directly overhead to an observer at the Earth s North Pole; currently, this is Polaris. The North Star lies about …   Wikipedia

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  • North Star — /nɔθ ˈsta/ (say nawth stah) noun Astronomy Polaris, the north polar star, situated near the north celestial pole; Pole Star. {Middle English north sterre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • North Star — noun A star positioned circumpolar to the North Pole. Syn: Polaris, Pole Star …   Wiktionary

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