[ nawr-fuhk; for 2, 3 also nawr-fawk ]

  1. a county in E England. 2,068 sq. mi. (5,355 sq. km).

  2. a seaport in SE Virginia: naval base.

  1. a city in NE Nebraska.

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British Dictionary definitions for Norfolk


/ (ˈnɔːfək) /

  1. a county of E England, on the North Sea and the Wash: low-lying, with large areas of fens in the west and the Broads in the east; rich agriculturally. Administrative centre: Norwich. Pop: 810 700 (2003 est). Area: 5368 sq km (2072 sq miles)

  2. a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads: headquarters of the US Atlantic fleet; shipbuilding. Pop: 241 727 (2003 est)

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Cultural definitions for Norfolk


[ (nawr-fuhk, nawr-fawk) ]

City in southeastern Virginia.

Notes for Norfolk

Known for its harbor and naval base; shipbuilding center.

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