Definition of North island

1. Noun. The smaller but more populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from South Island by Cook Strait.

Group relationships: New Zealand, New Zealand Islands
Generic synonyms: Island

Definition of North island

1. Proper noun. The northernmost of the two major islands making up New Zealand. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North Island

North Dravidian
North East England
North East Land
North Equatorial Current
North Finnish
North Frigid Zone
North Frisian
North Frisian Islands
North Germanic
North Germanic language
North Holland
North Holland Blue
North India
North Indian
North Indians
North Island
North Island brown kiwi
North Island brown kiwis
North Islander
North Korea
North Korean
North Korean monetary unit
North Korean won
North Koreans
North Levantine Arabic
North Maluku
North Ndebele
North Ossetia
North Ossetia-Alania
North Pacific

Literary usage of North island

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Lake Taupo, in the central part of the north island, covers an area of ... The harbours on the west coast of the north island have shifting bars at the ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1886)
"New Zealand, north island :—Cook strait and coast to cupe Egmont. 695. New Zealand, north island :—Cook strait, (c/. ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"The north island, in short, possesses the summer heat of Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam, with the winter cold of Rome; while the Middle Island has a Jersey ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"\EW ZEALAND, a British colony consisting of three islands in the South Pacific ocean, filled respectively north island or New Ulster, ..."

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