• Priest's door and Norman Chancel Ripley Church
    Priest's door and Norman Chancel Ripley Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Norman of or relating to or characteristic of the Normans "the Norman Invasion in 1066"
    • adj Norman of or relating to or characteristic of Normandy "Norman beaches"
    • n Norman an inhabitant of Normandy
    • n Norman Australian golfer (born in 1955)
    • n Norman United States operatic soprano (born in 1945)
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Golf is now being played on the Norman Coast Golf is now being played on the Norman Coast
Norman Romanesque Architecture Norman Romanesque Architecture

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell are the most widely reproduced and distributed paintings in history.
    • prop. n Norman A native or inhabitant of Normandy; originally, one of the Northmen or Scandinavians who conquered Normandy in the 10th century; afterwards, one of the mixed (Norman-French) race which conquered England, under William the Conqueror.
    • n norman (Naut) A wooden bar, or iron pin.
    • prop. a Norman Of or pertaining to Normandy or to the Normans; as, the Norman language; the Norman conquest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n norman An inhabitant of Normandy, a duchy and later a province of northern France bordering on the English Channel; a member of that branch of the Northmen or Scandinavians who in the beginning of the tenth century settled in northern France and founded the duchy of Normandy. They adopted to a large extent the customs and language of the French. In the eleventh century their duke conquered England (see Norman Con quest), and about the same time Norman adventurers established themselves in southern Italy and Sicily. Since the reign of John (1199–1216) the duchy of Normandy has been, except for a short period, a part of France.
    • n norman Same as Norman French (which see, below).
    • norman Of or pertaining to Normandy or the Normans.
    • n norman Nautical: A short, heavy iron pin put into a hole in the windlass or bitts, to keep the chaincable in place while veering.
    • n norman A pin through the rudder-head.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Norman nor′man a native or inhabitant of Normandy: one of that Scandinavian race which settled in northern France about the beginning of the 10th century, founded the Duchy of Normandy, and conquered England in 1066—the Norman Conquest
    • adj Norman pertaining to the Normans or to Normandy
    • n Norman nor′man (naut.) a bar inserted in a windlass, on which to fasten or veer a rope or cable.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. normand, of Scand. origin. See Northman, and cf. Norse


In literature:

How thankful were the hungry, shivering castaways to get into the boat and be rowed ashore by these sturdy Norman-French fishermen!
"Stories from English History" by Hilda T. Skae
Norman knew him very well, and, recognizing him in a fleeting look as he passed through the doorway, smiled weakly.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Not that all Teutonic traces have gone even from the less Norman parts of Normandy.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
This was the chief settlement of the Normans.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
Elaine's life centred round the Red Cross Hospital, and Norman and Wilfred were at the front.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
By Normans are meant the governing race in Neustria, the duchy of Normandy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Whatever may have been his thoughts, the undespairing Norman grappled with his troubles in the usual way.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Why did you tell Mrs. Ericson that Norman threw me again last Saturday and turned my foot?
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Norman was the "shoemaker," and Norman knew how.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Norman and Roy each gave signs of an inclination to relieve Paul's embarrassment and Norman especially showed concern.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler

In poetry:

No changing Norman titles,
To hide your English name—
But the better one of freemen,
With its blazoning of fame.
"Our Summons" by Ernest Jones
MOSTYN. Norman, I did not think to see you here;
There's heavy news for you abroad in Conway:
Sir Pierce lies sick, and all his cry they say
Is for his son.
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
And fast through the midnight dark and drear,
Through the whistling sleet and snow,
Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept
Tow'rds the reef of Norman's Woe.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Afar in the sunny distance,
O'er the river's further brim,
Like a stern old Norman warder,
Stood the castle tall and grim,
And, nearer a grassy ruin,
Where an old name grew dim
"My Own Green Land" by Nora Pembroke
Throughout the country for many a mile
There is not a nobler, statelier pile
Than ivy crowned Rathmore Hall;
And the giant oaks that shadow the wold,
Though hollowed by time, are not as old
As its Norman turrets tall.
"The Lady Of Rathmore Hall" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
A STRANGE thing surely that my Heart, when love had come unsought
Upon the Norman upland or in that poplar shade,
Should find no burden but itself and yet should be worn out.
It could not bear that burden and therefore it went mad.
"Owen Aherne And His Dancers" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

NORMAN — Norman Parks and Recreation Crew Chief Jerry Keeler has been working for the city since 1971.
NORMAN — Emogene Kersey , 91, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, at Norman Specialty Hospital.
NORMAN — Norman North senior linebacker Jordan Evans is taking the weekend off.
NORMAN — Brick by brick, Norman is connecting to its history.
NORMAN — Sarah Faye "Sally" Carter Menzie , 64, of Norman passed away Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.
NORMAN — I wrote last week that we would learn then exactly what Norman High and Norman North were made of.
NORMAN — Betty Ann (Elizabeth) Rooker passed away Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, in Norman at the age of 88.
NORMAN — Betty L Spangler , 82, of Norman, died at home Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Norman.
NORMAN — Betty L Spangler , 82, of Norman died Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, at home in Norman.
NORMAN — Betty J Spangler , 82, of Norman, died Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Norman.
" Summer Stock " by Norman Rockwell From August 5, 1939 1939_08_05- summer-stock -norman-rockwell.
NORMAN — Agatha Whitten -Blair, 85, former Seminole resident, passed from this life Monday, Oct 1, 2012, at Cedar Creek Nursing Home in Norman.
Bryant, 97, of Norman, died Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, in Norman.
NORMAN — Norman Police have reopened the Flood Avenue and Tecumseh Road area to traffic after a multicar collision killed at least two people.
NORMAN — A Norman Veteran's Center aide who earlier recanted a guilty plea and sought a jury trial was found guilty of rape this past week.

In science:

P is the proton mass (see Rosati, Borgani & Norman 2002).
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
The evolution of the XLF is still debated: there is a hint of evolution at the very bright end, but for the typical L∗ clusters and less luminous ones, there is no evolution almost up to z ∼ 1 (see discussion in the review by Rosati, Borgani & Norman 2002).
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
In this way we solved the problem from the point of view of the thermodynamics (see, e.g., Tozzi & Norman 2001).
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
Norman Graf (SLAC) is leading the editorial effort.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
The numerical code employed in this paper is based on the modified version of the ZEUS2D (Stone & Norman 1992) for the applications to the supernova studies (Kotake et al. 2003), in which the tabulated realistic equation of state (EOS) based on the relativistic mean field theory (Shen et al. 1998) was implemented.
Gravitational Radiation from Standing Accretion Shock Instability in Core-Collapse Supernovae