compass point

DEFINITIONS OF: compass point

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n any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass

Synonyms:
point
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cardinal compass point
one of the four main compass points
NbE, north by east
the compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north
NNE, nor'-nor'-east, north northeast
the compass point that is midway between north and northeast
NEbN, northeast by north
the compass point that is one point north of northeast
NE, nor'-east, northeast, northeastward
the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
NEbE, northeast by east
the compass point that is one point east of northeast
ENE, east northeast
the compass point midway between northeast and east
EbN, east by north
the compass point that is one point north of due east
EbS, east by south
the compass point that is one point south of due east
ESE, east southeast
the compass point midway between east and southeast
SEbE, southeast by east
the compass point that is one point east of southeast
SE, sou'-east, southeast, southeastward
the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
SEbS, southeast by south
the compass point that is one point south of southeast
SSE, sou'-sou'-east, south southeast
the compass point midway between south and southeast
SbE, south by east
the compass point that is one point east of due south
SbW, south by west
the compass point that is one point west of due south
SSW, sou'-sou'-west, south southwest
the compass point midway between south and southwest
SWbS, southwest by south
the compass point that is one point south of southwest
SW, sou'-west, southwest, southwestward
the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
SWbW, southwest by west
the compass point that is one point west of southwest
WSW, west southwest
the compass point midway between west and southwest
WbS, west by south
the compass point that is one point south of due west
WbN, west by north
the compass point that is one point north of due west
WNW, west northwest
the compass point midway between west and northwest
NWbW, northwest by west
the compass point that is one point west of northwest
NW, nor'-west, northwest, northwestward
the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
NWbN, northwest by north
the compass point that is one point north of northwest
NNW, nor'-nor'-west, north northwest
the compass point that is midway between north and northwest
NbW, north by west
the compass point that is one point west of due north
N, due north, north, northward
the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
E, due east, east, eastward
the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
S, due south, south, southward
the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
W, due west, west, westward
the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
Type of:
direction
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
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