Norman definition

nôrmən
Of Normandy or its people, language, or culture.
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A native or inhabitant of Normandy.
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A member of a Scandinavian people who settled in northern France in the tenth century.
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A descendant of this people, especially one ruling or inhabiting England from the time of the Norman Conquest.
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Of or relating to Normandy, the Normans, their culture, or their language.
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Of or being a style of Romanesque architecture that was introduced from Normandy into England before 1066 and that flourished until about 1200.
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A city of central Oklahoma south of Oklahoma City. The University of Oklahoma opened here in 1892.
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Any of the Scandinavians who occupied Normandy in the 10th cent. a.d.
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A descendant of the Normans and French who conquered England in 1066
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A person born or living in Normandy.
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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.
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(person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Norm.
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(place) City in central Okla., near Oklahoma City.
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(nautical) A wooden bar, or iron pin.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.
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A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who, in the 11th century, were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
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(rare) A Northman.
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The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" (i.e. Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, which influenced the development of Quebec French (until the mid 20th century), and was for several centuries the ruling language of England (see Anglo-Norman).
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A surname, for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).
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A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.
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Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
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Relating to the Norman language.

Norman vocabulary.

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(rare) Referring to the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.
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Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
norman
Plural:
normans

Origin of norman

  • Middle English from Old French Normant (from Old Norse Nordhmadhr) (nordhr north) (madhr man) and from Old English Norman (variant of Northman) (north north ner-1 in Indo-European roots) (man man man-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • It is certain that the word is derived from the base of the Germanic words for north and the Germanic base of the words for man. However, given the frequent movement of Germanic groups especially into and out of Britain in the post-classical world, it is unclear in what tongue it came to be used first. In addition, the generally accepted meaning, a person from Normandy or one of the many French speaking invaders to Britain, was used chiefly by Anglo-Norman and Old French, though it originally referred to any Scandinavian of the time. See also Northman.

    From Wiktionary

  • French normand.

    From Wiktionary