north pole
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. often capitalized N&P the northernmost point of the earth; broadly the corresponding point of a celestial body (as a planet) b. the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the north terrestrial pole 2. of a magnet the pole that points toward the north when the magnet is freely suspended

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  • north pole — n. 1. the place where the northern rotational axis intersects the surface of a planet, moon, etc. 2. the zenith of such a place; esp., the zenith (north celestial pole) of this place on the earth 3. that end of a straight magnet that points to… …   English World dictionary

  • North Pole — n the North Pole the most northern point on the surface of the Earth →↑magnetic pole, ↑South Pole …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • North Pole — North′ Pole′ n. 1) geo geg the end of the earth s axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on earth 2) astron. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; …   From formal English to slang

  • North Pole — For other uses, see North Pole (disambiguation). Coordinates: 90°N 0°W / 90°N 0°W / 90; 0 …   Wikipedia

  • North Pole — noun the northernmost point of the Earth s axis (Freq. 2) • Derivationally related forms: ↑north polar • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pole * * * noun Etymology: Middle English 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • North Pole — 1. Geog. the end of the earth s axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth. 2. Astron. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north… …   Universalium

  • north pole — šiaurės polius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. arctic pole; boreal pole; north pole vok. Nordpol, m rus. северный полюс, m pranc. pôle céleste nord, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • North Pole — n. at the North Pole * * * at the North Pole …   Combinatory dictionary

  • North Pole — N PROPER: usu the N The North Pole is the place on the surface of the earth which is farthest towards the north …   English dictionary

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