Definition of North Star

1. Noun. 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.

Definition of North Star

1. Noun. (astronomy) A star positioned circumpolar to the North Pole. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North Star

North Ossetia
North Ossetia-Alania
North Pacific
North Peak
North Platte
North Platte River
North Pole
North Queensland
North Queensland tick fever
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Riding of Yorkshire
North Sami
North Sea
North Shields
North Somerset
North Star (current term)
North Star State
North Sulawesi
North Sumatra
North Temperate Zone
North Vietnam
North Vietnamese
North West Frontier Province
North Yemen
North Yorkshire
Northeast Caucasian

Literary usage of North Star

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"THE FUGITIVE SLAVE'S APOSTROPHE TO THE North Star. STAR of the North! though night winds drift The fleecy drapery of the sky Between thy lamp and me, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"The former was struck about midships, and was sunk and lost; and the North Star was considerably damaged. The owners of The Ella Warley libeled The North ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... Devil's Island — Reappearance to the Spray of the north star — The light on Trinidad — A charming introduction to Grenada — Talks to friendly auditors. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1853)
"... above engraving is a faithful representation of the Steam-Yacht 'North Star' which recently left this port for a cruise of pleasure in European waters. ..."

5. The Afro-American Press and Its Editors by Irvine Garland Penn (1891)
"BEGINNING with The North Star, journalism among Afro- Americans took a higher stand, and was of a more elevated plane than that previous to 1847. ..."

6. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"The North Star will then disappear and move away and the South Star will take ... The soul goes first to the North Star, they say, which sets them upon the ..."

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