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Norway

[nawr-wey] /ˈnɔr weɪ/
noun
1.
Norwegian Norge. a kingdom in N Europe, in the W part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 124,555 sq. mi. (322,597 sq. km).
Capital: Oslo.
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  • Denmark and Norway, came over and fought on the side of the Fenians at Gaura.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • I happen to be at my sister's, on my way from Cairo to Norway, so I undertake to run down.

  • The ambassadors have gone to Norway and returned; but Hamlet has done nothing.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • But the wise men of Norway and Finland assembled and gave the king advice.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • The last speaker came from Norway—he came from way up there in the North.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
British Dictionary definitions for Norway

Norway

/ˈnɔːˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the W part of the Scandinavian peninsula: first united in the Viking age (800–1050); under the rule of Denmark (1523–1814) and Sweden (1814–1905); became an independent monarchy in 1905. Its coastline is deeply indented by fjords and fringed with islands, rising inland to plateaus and mountains. Norway has a large fishing fleet and its merchant navy is among the world's largest. Official language: Norwegian. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: krone. Capital: Oslo. Pop: 4 722 701 (2013 est). Area: 323 878 sq km (125 050 sq miles) Norwegian name Norge
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Word Origin and History for Norway

Old English Norweg, Norþweg from Old Norse Norvegr "north way, a way leading to the north" (see north + way); contrasted with suthrvegar "south way," i.e. Germany, and austrvegr "east way," the Baltic lands.

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Norway in Culture

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Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, located in western Scandinavia. Its capital and largest city is Oslo.

Note: Norway was occupied by German troops in World War II.
Note: Though traditionally neutral, Norway became a member of NATO in 1949. One of its chief industries is oil production from the North Sea.
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