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 (nôr′fək, -fôk)
1. A region of eastern England bordering on the North Sea, historically part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. Its name means the "northern people," as opposed to the "southern people" of Suffolk.
2. An independent city of southeast Virginia on Hampton Roads southeast of Richmond. Founded in 1682, it has been a major naval base since the American Revolution.


1. (Placename) a county of E England, on the North Sea and the Wash: low-lying, with large areas of fens in the west and the Broads in the east; rich agriculturally. Administrative centre: Norwich. Pop: 810 700 (2003 est). Area: 5368 sq km (2072 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads: headquarters of the US Atlantic fleet; shipbuilding. Pop: 241 727 (2003 est)


(ˈnɔr fək; for 2,3 also ˈnɔr fɔk)

1. a county in E England. 759,400; 2068 sq. mi. (5355 sq. km).
2. a seaport in SE Virginia: naval base. 233,430.
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Noun1.Norfolk - port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake BayNorfolk - port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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I'll begin at the time of my marriage last year, but I want to say first of all that, though I'm not a rich man, my people have been at Riding Thorpe for a matter of five centuries, and there is no better known family in the County of Norfolk.
Dear, dear, one of the oldest families in the county of Norfolk, and one of the most honoured.
The majority of transport contracts operate wholly within the County of Norfolk but a small number start or finish beyond the County boundary.
The county of Norfolk has been severely neglected by movie makers - unless you count Alan Partridge's Alpha Papa (2013) - but writerdirector Martin Radich, surely channeling Shane Meadows, conjures up a green and not-so-pleasant land.
The county of Norfolk appears to have had more than its fair share of traditional singers and musicians, many of whom were recorded.
Just a couple of hours away from their central London wedding, the county of Norfolk offers both the beautiful countryside of the Norfolk Broads, as well as stunning and lesser-known beaches, the county is the ideal spot for a remote honeymoon hideaway.
ACTOR Stephen Fry looks set to marry in a discreet register office ceremony in a market town in his home county of Norfolk.
His focus is on the county of Norfolk, not much directly affected by the war but hit hard by the dearth and the slump in the textile trade.
Four people have died after a helicopter crashed in thick fog in the eastern England county of Norfolk on Thursday, according to local police.
The evidence comes from a long-term health survey of men and women living in the eastern county of Norfolk, whose eating and drinking habits were detailed at the start of the investigation.
The National Trust says gray seal pups have been washed from a beach at Horsey in the county of Norfolk.