- Also Lor·rain. ClaudeClaude Gelée, 1600–82, French painter.
- a medieval kingdom in W Europe along the Moselle, Meuse, and Rhine rivers.
- a region in NE France, once included in this kingdom: a former province.Compare Alsace-Lorraine.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for lorraine
Ed described himself as a demonologist, while Lorraine, who is 87, calls herself a trance medium.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You
July 3, 2014
That while Lena Younger may not have seen herself as revolutionary, Lorraine Hansberry certainly did.Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era?
July 1, 2014
Kate Mulgrew and Lorraine Toussaint tell the behind-the-scenes story about how they nailed the brilliant scene.Inside Orange Is the New Black’s Terrifying Showdown Between Red and Vee
June 25, 2014
Seeing Kate Mulgrew and Lorraine Toussaint go head-to-head, two scenery-chewing forces of nature, is a real pleasure to watch.Inside ‘Orange Is the New Black’ S2, Eps. 6-12: About That Shocking Incest Scene
Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern
June 20, 2014
Lorraine Toussaint explains the psyche behind Vee, the Orange Is the New Black character we love to hate.OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time
June 13, 2014
Born at Champagne, in Lorraine, of poor parents, he was first apprenticed to a pastrycook.Self-Help
Mrs. Lorraine clasped her hands, and moved restlessly on her seat.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Lotharingia or Lorraine was established as a middle kingdom.Mountain Meditations
There was not, in all Lorraine, a corner of nature more adorable.
At the end of half-an-hour we were disguised; an hour later we were in Lorraine.A Nest of Spies
- a region and former province of E France; ceded to Germany in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian war and regained by France in 1919; rich iron-ore depositsGerman name: Lothringen
- Kingdom of Lorraine an early medieval kingdom on the Meuse, Moselle, and Rhine rivers: later a duchy
- a former duchy in E France, once the S half of this kingdom
Word Origin and History for lorraine
region in eastern France, from Medieval Latin Lotharingia, literally "Lothar's Realm," name later given to the northern portion of the lands assigned by the Treaty of Verdun (843 C.E.) to Lothair I in the first division of the Carolingian empire. His empire stretched from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. Before his death (855 C.E.), Lothair subdivided his lands among his three sons. His son, Lothair (for whom the region is named), was given Lotharingia as his kingdom.