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  1. a department in N France. 2229 sq. mi. (5770 sq. km). Capital: Lille.
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Examples from the Web for nord

Historical Examples

  • The Comtesse du Nord was not at first so successful with the Queen.

    Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete

    Madame Campan

  • Major Nord picked it up carefully, scrutinized Harry Junior.

    Teething Ring

    James Causey

  • Major Nord came quietly into the living room, shut the door behind him.

    Teething Ring

    James Causey

  • They all met at the Gare du Nord and went on to see Ganimard.

    The Blonde Lady

    Maurice Leblanc

  • He was the son of Eric, who dwelt in a valley at the head of the Nord Fiord.

    Chasing the Sun

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for nord


  1. a department of N France, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. Capital: Lille. Pop: 2 561 800 (2003 est). Area: 5774 sq km (2252 sq miles)
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