Definition of Norman

Definition of Norman
  1. Norman Noun A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.
  2. Norman Noun A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who in the 11th century were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
  3. Norman Noun A Northman.
  4. Norman Proper noun The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" (i.e. Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, which influenced the development of Quebec French (until the mid 20th century), and was for several centuries the ruling language of England (see Anglo-Norman).
  5. Norman Proper noun for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).
  6. Norman Proper noun used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.
  7. Norman Adjective Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
  8. Norman Adjective Relating to the Norman language.
  9. Norman Adjective Referring to the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.
  10. Norman Adjective Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.
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