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Notre Dame

[noh-truh deym, dahm, noh-ter]
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noun
  1. Also called Notre Dame de Paris [French naw-truh dam duh pa-ree] /French nɔ trə dam də paˈri/, a famous early gothic cathedral in Paris (started 1163).
  2. the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.
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Origin of Notre Dame

< French: our lady
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Historical Examples

  • One hundred maidens were portioned and married at Notre-Dame.

    Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete

    Madame Campan

  • He had just retired, after the office, to his canon's cell in the cloister of Notre-Dame.

  • Notre-Dame de Paris is, in particular, a curious specimen of this variety.

  • If the sorceress is still in Notre-Dame, must she be seized in spite of the sanctuary?

  • Notre-Dame was on the point of being taken by storm by the outcasts.


British Dictionary definitions for notre dame

Notre Dame

noun
  1. the early Gothic cathedral of Paris, on the Île de la Cité: built between 1163 and 1257
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