Definitions for nancyˈnæn si; Fr. nɑ̃ˈsi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nancy(noun)

    a city in northeastern France in Lorraine


  1. nancy(Noun)

    An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.

  2. Nancy(ProperNoun)

    A city in NE France.

  3. Origin: Medieval diminutive of Ann and Agnes.


  1. Nancy

    Nancy is a city in the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name. Place Stanislas, a large square built between March 1752 and November 1755 by Stanislaw I to link the medieval old town of Nancy and the new town built under Charles III in the 17th century, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is the head of the department. The metropolitan area of Nancy had a population of 410,509 inhabitants at the 1999 census, 103,602 of whom lived in the city of Nancy proper. The motto of the city is Non inultus premor, Latin for "I’m not touched with impunity" a reference to the thistle, which is a symbol of Lorraine.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nancy

    capital of the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, North-East France, is prettily situated amid woodland scenery on the river Meurthe, 220 m. E. of Paris; the new town is spaciously laid out, while the old town, narrowed in its streets, has many interesting old buildings, e. g. the cathedral, the 16th-century palace; there is a university, and an active trade in embroidered cambric and muslin, besides cotton and woollen goods, &c.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. nancy

    A person of neither sex, who yet combines the bad qualities of both.

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