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A city of north-central France on the Loire River south-southwest of Paris. Founded by Celts and conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 bc, the city was the center of a Frankish kingdom in the sixth century and a residence of the Capetian kings in the tenth century. The English siege of Orléans (1428-1429) was lifted by troops led by Joan of Arc, the "Maid of Orléans."
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a fabric formerly woven at Orléans


(ɔːˈlɪənz; French ɔrleɑ̃)
(Placename) a city in N central France, on the River Loire: famous for its deliverance by Joan of Arc from the long English siege in 1429; university (1305); an important rail and road junction. Pop: 116 256 (2006)


(French ɔrleɑ̃)
1. (Biography) Charles (ʃarl), Duc d'Orléans. 1394–1465, French poet; noted for the poems written during his imprisonment in England; father of Louis XII
2. (Biography) Louis Philippe Joseph (lwi filip ʒozɛf), Duc d'Orléans, known as Philippe Égalité (after 1792). 1747–93, French nobleman, who supported the French Revolution and voted for the death of his cousin, Louis XVI, but was executed after his son, the future king Louis-Philippe, defected to the Austrians
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(ˈɔr li ənz; Fr. ɔr leɪˈɑ̃)

a city in central France, SSW of Paris. 105,589.
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Noun1.Orleans - a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Orleans - a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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