Origin of Norman
Examples from the Web for norman
The remark comes to mind while reading The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some, like Norman Mailer, adopted the cooler pose of being casually interested in the possibility.
But while Norman sympathizes with the fear, he does not believe in its validity.
Blood transfusions on the battlefield, pioneered by Canadian doctor Norman Bethune in the Spanish Civil War, saved many lives.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Norman Lear had a crisis while filming All in the Family about people genuinely taking Archie Bunker as a role model.
The first French sailors to reach the new world were Breton and Norman fishermen.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
It is certainly better suited to the bold outlines and masses of the Norman period.The Cathedral Church of York|A. Clutton-Brock
As far as Sir Norman could see, no other human being but himself and the solitary watchman, so often mentioned, were visible.The Midnight Queen|May Agnes Fleming
Norman felt unusually happy, he flourished his stick without attempting to beat Fanny, and shouted at the top of his voice.Norman Vallery|W.H.G. Kingston
But during the journey and after it, on the high Norman downs, always she had him with her.The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident|Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for norman (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for norman (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for norman
c.1200, "one of the mixed Scandinavian-Frankish people who conquered England in 1066," from Old French Normanz, plural of Normand, Normant, literally "North man," from a Scandinavian word meaning "northman" (see Norse), in reference to the Scandinavian people who overran and occupied Normandy 10c. Later meaning "one of the Norman French who conquered England in 1066." As an adjective from 1580s. As a style of architecture, developed in Normandy and employed in England after the conquest, it is attested from 1797. Norseman (1817) is not historical and appears to be due to Scott.