• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Norwegian of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language "Norwegian herring"
    • n Norwegian a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway
    • n Norwegian a native or inhabitant of Norway
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word quisling comes from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling, a Norwegian who collaborated with the Germans during their occupation of Norway. The word now means "traitor."
    • Norwegian A native of Norway.
    • prop. a Norwegian Of or pertaining to Norway, its inhabitants, or its language.
    • Norwegian That branch of the Scandinavian language spoken in Norway.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to company lore, Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian immigrant, got the idea for an outboard motor while on a picnic with his sweetheart Bessie. They were on a small island in Lake Michigan, when Bessie decided she wanted some ice cream. Ole obligingly rowed to shore to get some, but by the time he made it back the ice cream had melted. So Ole built a motor that could be attached to his rowboat, and founded the Evinrude company in 1909.
    • Norwegian Of or pertaining to Norway; belonging to, found in, or derived from Norway.
    • n Norwegian A native of Norway, a kingdom of Europe in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula, which since 1814 has been united with Sweden under a common sovereign, but has a separate parliament and administration.
    • n Norwegian The language of Norway. It is a Scandinavian language, nearly allied to Icelandic-Danish on the one side and to Danish on the other. Abbreviated Norwegian
    • n Norwegian A kind of fishing-boat used on the Great Lakes. It is a huge unwieldy boat, 35 or 40 feet in length, with flaring bows, great sheer, and high sides, and is sloop-rigged. It is dry in all weathers, but is used only by the Scandinavian fishermen, most other fishermen objecting to the slowness of its motion and the great labor of rowing in a calm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The paper clip was patented by Norwegian inventor Johan Vaaler in 1899. Because Norway had no patent law at the time, he had to travel to Germany where he received his patent in 1900. His U.S. Patent was granted in 1901.
    • adj Norwegian nor-wē′ji-an pertaining to Norway
    • n Norwegian a native of Norway: a kind of fishing-boat on the Great Lakes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. Noregr, Norvegr, Norway. See North, and Way


In literature:

The Movement for Norwegian Independence: the Constitution of 1814.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The Norwegian part of the Cabinet Council referred to the Norwegian Government's humble report of the 6th inst.
"The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis" by Karl Nordlund
I need not remark that as to the written language Danish and Norwegian is the same, only the dialects differ.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
Breaking away from them, Steve joined the Norwegians, who greeted him in their frank, grave way.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
The Norwegian or Gothenburg system was another experiment of a similar sort.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Other guests were two Norwegian gentlemen.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
Admiral of the Norwegian and Danish Fleets; Admiral of the Russian Fleet; Hon.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
I suppose he thinks Norwegians are just as strange as you think Japanese.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
The Danes pursued them, slaying many of the Norwegians, and likewise Calf Arnison.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
The sounds of the west coast more than rival the Norwegian fjords.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray

In poetry:

Fallen the noblest
Chief of the Northland;
Best of Norwegian
Bows is broken.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Come under my cloak, my darling!
Thou little Norwegian main!
Nor wind, nor rain, nor rolling sea
Shall chill or make thee afraid.
"Thora" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Heed this, Norwegian peasant,
Heed it, you townsman, too!
That fruit of love's seed may be present,
Our thanks must fall fresh as dew.
"Hamar-Made Matches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
He spurs his whinnying horse; at the river
Gaul it stops, spattered with foam.
"Let the Norwegian cowards shiver;
I never betray my ancient home."
"Hakon Jarl's Death" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
Sorely they suffered for sins once committed,
But they arise now. Here in the Storting
Stalwart they prove it,
All, as they come from our land's every region,
Peasants Norwegian, peasants Norwegian.
"May Seventeenth" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And on the next morning before daylight
The Norwegian barque "Gulvare" hove in sight;
Then they shouted and pulled towards her with all their might,
While the seas were running high, oh! what a fearful sight.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Storm Queen'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Norwegian trained by Al Qaeda offshoot in Yemen awaiting orders to attack West, European officials say.
It may surprise, though, that Alf Sture, the late Norwegian furniture-design giant, introduced the chair in 1975.
Three quarters of pregnant women need an average of two months sick leave from work, a Norwegian study has found.
Norwegians rethink oil spill clean-up technologies.
Norwegian researchers are currently working on novel oil clean-up technologies that could play a major role in any future Deepwater Horizon-type incidents.
Petter Stordalen is a Norwegian billionaire who owns Nordic Choice Hotels.
Norwegian Cruise Line feature stops at private islands or parts of islands for the use of their passengers.
The United States, the fastest passenger ocean liner in the world in its heyday but now a fading hulk on the Philadelphia waterfront, has been bought by Norwegian Cruise Lines.
The Linux operating system has risen from Norwegian obscurity to the limelight in less than a decade.
A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by James Anderson Archipelago, 499 pp.
The US Department of Labor recently found that Norwegian Cruise Lines underpaid 2,059 employees in the State of Hawai'i for more than two years.
Norwegian Rarities at Paradiso, KBS Release at ChurchKey, Homebrew Competition at Meridian Pint, Beer Class at Washington Wine Academy & Old Dominion Meet & Greet at RFD .
We cruised on board the Norwegian Jewel, which left from Seattle on Saturday, July 14th.
Roald Amundsen stuck the Norwegian flag into the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
A Norwegian colleague, who was the head of something called Scandinavian Management Consultants, invited me to Greensboro, where he was making a presentation at CCL.

In science:

TK is supported by the Norwegian Research council.
The bimetric variational principle for General Relativity
Hjorungnes, Optimal Bit and Power Constrained Filter Banks, Ph.D. thesis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2000. P.
On Constrained Randomized Quantization
The work of the second author was supported by the Norwegian Research Council.
Local bounded cochain projection
Part of the work was carried out during a stay of the author at the Centre of Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo.
Sequential Implementation of Monte Carlo Tests with Uniformly Bounded Resampling Risk
SIMLab, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.
A study of localisation in dual-phase high-strength steels under dynamic loading using digital image correlation and FE analysis