Norman definition by Webster's New World
- any of the Scandinavians who occupied Normandy in the 10th cent.
- a descendant of the Normans and French who conquered England in 1066
- Norman French
- a person born or living in Normandy
Origin: Old French Normant or Midieval Latin Normannus, both ; from Frankish an unverified form nortman ; from an unverified form nort, akin to Old English north, north plush an unverified form man, akin to man
- of Normandy or its people, language, or culture
- designating or of the Romanesque style of architecture as it flourished in Normandy and, after the Norman Conquest, as developed in England: characterized by massive construction, round arches over recessed doors and windows, and carving
- Normanesque adjective
Origin: ; from Old English Northman, Old High German Nordemann, literally , Northman
Origin: ultimately after A. Norman, railroad surveyor
Norman definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A member of a Scandinavian people who settled in northern France in the tenth century.b. A descendant of this people, especially one ruling or inhabiting England from the time of the Norman Conquest.
- A native or inhabitant of Normandy.
- Of or relating to Normandy, the Normans, their culture, or their language.
- Of or being a style of Romanesque architecture that was introduced from Normandy into England before 1066 and that flourished until about 1200.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French Normant (from Old Norse Nordhmadhr : nordhr, north + madhr, man) and from Old English Norman (variant of Northman : north, north; see ner-1 in Indo-European roots + man, man; see man-1 in Indo-European roots).
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