compass point

Definitions of compass point
  1. noun
    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
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    direction
    the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
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