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Norman

[ nawr-muhn ]
/ ˈnɔr mən /
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noun
adjective
of or relating to the Normans.
noting or pertaining to a variety of Romanesque architecture built by the Normans, especially in England after 1066.
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Origin of Norman

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old French Normant, from Old Norse Northmathr “Northman”

OTHER WORDS FROM Norman

non-Nor·man, noun, adjectivepre-Nor·man, adjective, noun
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How to use Norman in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Norman (1 of 2)

Norman1
/ (ˈnɔːmən) /

noun
(in the Middle Ages) a member of the people of Normandy descended from the 10th-century Scandinavian conquerors of the country and the native French
a native or inhabitant of Normandy
another name for Norman French
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Normans, esp the Norman kings of England, the Norman people living in England, or their dialect of French
of, relating to, or characteristic of Normandy or its inhabitants
denoting, relating to, or having the style of Romanesque architecture used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century. It is characterized by the rounded arch, the groin vault, massive masonry walls, etc

British Dictionary definitions for Norman (2 of 2)

Norman2
/ (ˈnɔːmən) /

noun
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Jessye (ˈdʒɛsɪ). born 1945, US soprano: noted for her interpretations of Wagner and Mahler
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