Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Norway

[nawr-wey]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
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.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for norway

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • 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

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
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for norway

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

norway in Culture

Norway

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

Show More

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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.