- a member of that branch of the Northmen or Scandinavians who in the 10th century conquered Normandy.
- Also called Norman French. one of the mixed Scandinavian and French people who inhabited Normandy and conquered England in 1066.
- a native or inhabitant of Normandy.
- Norman French(def 1).
- Jes·sye [jes-ee] /ˈdʒɛs i/, born 1945, U.S. operatic soprano.
- a city in central Oklahoma.
- a male given name.
- of or relating to the Normans.
- noting or pertaining to a variety of Romanesque architecture built by the Normans, especially in England after 1066.
Origin of Norman
Examples from the Web for norman
The remark comes to mind while reading The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
Some, like Norman Mailer, adopted the cooler pose of being casually interested in the possibility.The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust
November 21, 2014
But while Norman sympathizes with the fear, he does not believe in its validity.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
Blood transfusions on the battlefield, pioneered by Canadian doctor Norman Bethune in the Spanish Civil War, saved many lives.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’
September 22, 2014
Norman Lear had a crisis while filming All in the Family about people genuinely taking Archie Bunker as a role model.The Case Against Cards Against Humanity: Is Max Temkin a Horrible Person? (Does It Matter?)
July 29, 2014
Inside there is a good deal of transitional Norman work to be seen.Yorkshire Painted And Described
"'Tis the badge of Tete-noire, the Norman," cried a seaman-mariner.
The Norman hath a mangonel or a trabuch upon the forecastle.
Norman windows have only one splay on the internal side of the building.
The walls of Norman buildings are thick and massive, and are often faced with cut stone.
- (in the Middle Ages) a member of the people of Normandy descended from the 10th-century Scandinavian conquerors of the country and the native French
- a native or inhabitant of Normandy
- another name for Norman French
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Normans, esp the Norman kings of England, the Norman people living in England, or their dialect of French
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Normandy or its inhabitants
- denoting, relating to, or having the style of Romanesque architecture used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century. It is characterized by the rounded arch, the groin vault, massive masonry walls, etc
- Greg. born 1955, Australian golfer: winner of the British Open (1986, 1993)
- Jessye (ˈdʒɛsɪ). born 1945, US soprano: noted for her interpretations of Wagner and Mahler
Word Origin and History for norman
c.1200, "one of the mixed Scandinavian-Frankish people who conquered England in 1066," from Old French Normanz, plural of Normand, Normant, literally "North man," from a Scandinavian word meaning "northman" (see Norse), in reference to the Scandinavian people who overran and occupied Normandy 10c. Later meaning "one of the Norman French who conquered England in 1066." As an adjective from 1580s. As a style of architecture, developed in Normandy and employed in England after the conquest, it is attested from 1797. Norseman (1817) is not historical and appears to be due to Scott.