New Orleans


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New Or·leans

 (no͞o ôr′lē-ənz, ôr′lənz, ôr-lēnz′, ô′lənz, nyo͞o, nô′lənz)
A city of southeast Louisiana between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Founded in 1718, it became the capital of a French colony in 1722 and passed to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The city is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebrations and as the birthplace of jazz music. In 2005, New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which caused breaches in the protective levee system that resulted in widespread flooding and the evacuation of much of the city.

New Or·lea′ni·an (ôr-lē′nē-ən, -lēn′yən, -lĭn′yən) adj. & n.

New Orleans

(ˈɔːliːənz; -lənz; ɔːˈliːnz)
n
(Placename) a port in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi River, about 172 km (107 miles) from the sea: the largest city in the state and the second most important port in the US; founded by the French in 1718; belonged to Spain (1763–1803). It is largely below sea level, built around the Vieux Carré (French quarter); famous for its annual Mardi Gras festival and for its part in the history of jazz; a major commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Pop: 469 032 (2003 est)

New` Or′le•ans

(ˈɔr li ənz, ɔrˈlinz, ˈɔr lənz)
n.
a seaport in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi. 476,625.
New′ Or•lea′ni•an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New Orleans - a port and largest city in LouisianaNew Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras - a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
Greater New Orleans Bridge - twin cantilever bridges across the Mississippi at New Orleans
faubourg - a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city; "in Faubourg Sainte-Marie"
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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New Orleans

nNew Orleans nt
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Rose had formerly belonged to one of the gangs of pirates who infested the islands of the Mississippi, plundering boats as they went up and down the river, and who sometimes shifted the scene of their robberies to the shore, waylaying travellers as they returned by land from New Orleans with the proceeds of their downward voyage, plundering them of their money and effects, and often perpetrating the most atrocious murders.
For a hundred or more miles above New Orleans, the river is higher than the surrounding country, and rolls its tremendous volume between massive levees twenty feet in height.
Among the passengers on the boat was a young gentleman of fortune and family, resident in New Orleans, who bore the name of St.
It was a sultry, close day, the next day, as the steamer drew near to New Orleans.
He was already acquainted with the market reports, and he glanced restlessly over the editorials and bits of news which he had not had time to read before quitting New Orleans the day before.
Anthony down through nine climates to torrid New Orleans.
Fill with stewed dried apples; aggravate with cloves, lemon-peel, and slabs of citron; add two portions of New Orleans sugars, then solder on the lid and set in a safe place till it petrifies.
Then, again, had that letter from New Orleans, which had necessitated Mr.
On the following day, the four fellow-travelers arrived at New Orleans.
The war with Spain, many years' generous mint and watermelon crops, a few long-shot winners at the New Orleans race-track, and the brilliant banquets given by the Indiana and Kansas citizens who compose the North Carolina Society have made the South rather a "fad" in Manhattan.
Finally, as he was about leaving for Europe, he learned in New York that Ballmeyer had, five years before, embarked for France with some valuable papers belonging to a merchant of New Orleans whom he had murdered.
The resurgence of the tourism industry began in early 2006 with a strong return of Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Ernest N.

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