Etymology
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North Star (n.)

"Pole Star, Polaris," Middle English norþe sterre (late 14c.); cognate with Middle Dutch noirdstern, German Nordstern.

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Definitions of North Star

North Star (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Polaris / pole star / polar star / polestar
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