The points of the compass, specifically on the compass rose, mark divisions of a compass; such A compass is primarily divided into the four cardinal points — north, south, east, and west. These are For other uses, see Northeast ( disambiguation), Northwest (disambiguation), Southeast (disambiguation) and Southwest.
"cardinal point" definitions: the directions of north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials: N, E, S, W. East Cardinal point ( disambiguation).
For other uses, see Cardinal point (disambiguation). A compass rose showing the four cardinal directions, the four intercardinal directions, plus eight further divisions. The four cardinal directions or cardinal points are the directions of north, east, south, and west.