Normandy


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Nor·man·dy

 (nôr′mən-dē)
A historical region and former province of northwest France on the English Channel. Part of ancient Gaul, the region was successively conquered by the Romans, Franks, and Norse; during the Middle Ages it was sporadically controlled by the Anglo-Norman kings of England, but passed permanently to France in 1450. Its beaches were the focal point of Allied landings on D-day (June 6, 1944) in World War II.

Normandy

(ˈnɔːməndɪ)
n
(Placename) a former province of N France, on the English Channel: settled by Vikings under Rollo in the 10th century; scene of the Allied landings in 1944. Chief town: Rouen. French name: Normandie

Nor•man•dy

(ˈnɔr mən di)

n.
a historic region in NW France along the English Channel: Allied invasion in World War II began here June 6, 1944.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Normandy - a former province of northwestern France on the English channelNormandy - a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Basse-Normandie, Lower-Normandy - a division of Normandy
Haute-Normandie, Upper-Normandy - a division of Normandy
Norman - an inhabitant of Normandy
Translations
Normandia
Normandia
Normandia
NormandieNormandiet

Normandy

[ˈnɔːməndɪ] NNormandía f

Normandy

[ˈnɔːrməndi] nNormandie f
in Normandy → en Normandie
to Normandy → en Normandie

Normandy

nNormandie f

Normandy

[ˈnɔːməndɪ] nNormandia
References in classic literature ?
A circumstance which greatly tended to enhance the tyranny of the nobility, and the sufferings of the inferior classes, arose from the consequences of the Conquest by Duke William of Normandy.
One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished in Alencon, and doubtless the South possesses others.
They were a large kind of "chaluts," like those on the Normandy coasts, great pockets that the waves and a chain fixed in the smaller meshes kept open.
Bertuccio," said he; "I am desirous of having an estate by the seaside in Normandy -- for instance, between Havre and Boulogne.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able to get on amongst themselves.
Come, Athos and Aramis, go to the right; Porthos, come with me to the left; these gentlemen should file off into Normandy, whilst we, by the nearest road, reach Paris.
As he left no children, his estate was inherited by his nephew, from whom is descended the present Marquis of Normandy.
Milesian = slang for Irish, from Milesius, mythical Spanish conqueror of Ireland; Evreux = town in Normandy, France; a D'Uzes = a member of an ancient noble family in southern France}
I never heard anything of all that; I was only told of your embarkation at Brighthelmstone and your landing in Normandy.
Don't you really know, Durbeyfield, that you are the lineal representative of the ancient and knightly family of the d'Urbervilles, who derive their descent from Sir Pagan d'Urberville, that renowned knight who came from Normandy with William the Conqueror, as appears by Battle Abbey Roll?
This plan they punctually fulfilled, spending July at Interlaken and Grindelwald, and August at a little place called Etretat, on the Normandy coast, which some one had recommended as quaint and quiet.
Tis true; he gave my place in the nation of Normandy to little Ascanio Falzapada, who comes from the province of Bourges, since he is an Italian.