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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it;
[syn: Polaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestar]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

North Star n 1: the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it [syn: Polaris, North Star, pole star, polar star, polestar]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "North Star": Aldebaran, Canicula, Dog Star, Hesper, Hesperus, Lucifer, Phosphor, Phosphorus, Polaris, Sirius, Venus, Vesper, celestial body, comet, cynosure, daystar, evening star, fixed stars, guiding star, heavenly body, living sapphires, lodestar, morning star, orb, polar star, polestar, sphere, starry host, stars
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

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 sq. miles (17.724485 sq. km) FIPS code: 52490 Located within: Delaware (DE), FIPS 10 Location: 39.758815 N, 75.732298 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: North Star, DE North Star
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

North Star, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 209 Housing Units (2000): 80 Land area (2000): 0.520637 sq. miles (1.348443 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.520637 sq. miles (1.348443 sq. km) FIPS code: 57064 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.322103 N, 84.568338 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: North Star, OH North Star