Definition of north–south in US English:

north–south

adjective

  • 1Extending between the north and the south.

    ‘the main north–south highway’
    as adverb ‘the trail runs north–south through the park’
    • ‘The flats are north–south orientated, with living and dining areas located on the south side and the bedrooms to the north.’
    • ‘Running east-west, this intersects with the major retail strip on Church Street, which runs north–south.’
    • ‘A large central gutter emphasizes the north–south axis of the roof.’
    • ‘The building is composed of two five-story structures connected by three full-lot floors and a north–south bridge at the second level.’
    • ‘The original purpose-made museum building was set up in the 1890s on a site stretching north–south between two streets just south of the main railway station.’
    • ‘College Street runs roughly north–south along Hyde Park.’
    • ‘The Winter Garden runs roughly north–south, and is designed as a galleria, connecting two squares.’
    • ‘The thermal chimneys introduce light into the north–south hallway.’
    • ‘It runs north–south along the length of the peninsula.’
    • ‘As a result of this north–south migration, familiarity with favorite products from home can prompt consumers to seek these same products when they are down south.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the relationship between the northern and southern parts of the world or of a country, region, or town.
      ‘North–South differences were supplanted by the Civil Rights movement’
      • ‘Margo finds evidence that the North–South wage gap that became prominent after the Civil War had its origins in the antebellum period.’
      • ‘This makes the whole plot some kind of metaphor for Italy's perennial North–South identity crisis.’
      • ‘There's the nagging sectionalism, the North–South bitterness that still raged a half-century after the Civil War and beyond.’
      • ‘Uniquely, the company has a joint mandate from both jurisdictions to bring North–South trade and business development into the mainstream of government policies north and south of the border.’
      • ‘What continues to be missed are the economic roots of the North–South conflict—roots which represent deviations from the free-trade ideal.’
      • ‘California is about to upset the North–South balance by becoming the newest state in the union.’
      • ‘He concludes his review with a number of questions about external versus internal forces and North–South differences in the evolution of fiscal and monetary institutions.’
      • ‘The North–South divide-and-conquer strategy long followed by the EU and US in previous talks failed miserably on a more important front: it didn't contain a workable back-up plan if the developing countries refused to be pried apart.’
      • ‘Can you tell me about the North–South theme that plays a part in their relationship?’
      • ‘This film makes for both an absorbing thriller and a potent comment on North–South relations.’