noun, genitive Nor·mae [nawr-mee] /ˈnɔr mi/. Astronomy.
Origin of Norma1
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Examples from the Web for norma
Glenn Close returns to Broadway for the first time since her star turn as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Psychologically, he exists somewhere on the spectrum between Norma Desmond and Alex DeLarge.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks|Rich Goldstein|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.
Equal parts compassionate and neurotic, Farmiga plays Norma with an intense level of adrenaline.
Like Norma, Farmiga is a mother who uses her real-life circumstances to fuel her performance.
"I think she ought to have settled it to-night," was Norma's blunt opinion.Jane Allen: Right Guard|Edith Bancroft
Wed better have him jump inside the car, then, so he wont stray while our attentions are turned, ventured Norma.Natalie: A Garden Scout|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Now her head fell, and Norma saw the florid colour drain from her face as wine drains from an overturned glass.
And now, Norma, please keep everybody off my neck that you can.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
"Yes," Norma answered, not raising her eyes from the overcoat button that she was pushing in and out of its hold.
British Dictionary definitions for norma
noun Latin genitive Normae (ˈnɔːmiː)
Word Origin and History for norma
fem. proper name, probably from Latin norma (see norm).