North Star
noun Date: 14th century the star of the northern hemisphere toward which the axis of the earth points — called also polestar

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  • North Star — steht für: engl. Ausdruck für Polarstern einen der zwei Stammväter der Pferderasse Furioso North Star North Star, Originaltitel von Tashunga – Gnadenlose Verfolgung, US amerikanischer Film von 1996 Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: North Star… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • North Star — North Star, DE U.S. Census Designated Place in Delaware Population (2000): 8277 Housing Units (2000): 2651 Land area (2000): 6.843462 sq. miles (17.724485 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.843462 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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

  • North Star — Original name in latin North Star Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 39.76122 latitude 75.7191 altitude 112 Population 7980 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • 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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