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Princeton's WordNet

  1. norianoun

    a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel


  1. norianoun

    A water wheel with attached buckets, used to raise and deposit water.

  2. norianoun

    Any machine using buckets to raise water to an aqueduct.

  3. Etymology: From noria, from ناعورة, from ܢܥܘܪܬܐ, from ܢܥܪ.


  1. Noria

    A noria (Arabic: ناعورة, nā‘ūra, plural نواعير nawāʿīr, from Syriac: ܢܥܘܪܐ, nā‘orā, lit. "growler") is a hydropowered scoop wheel used to lift water into a small aqueduct, either for the purpose of irrigation or to supply water to cities and villages.


  1. noria

    A noria is a type of water wheel powered by the flow of a river. It is used to lift water into a small aqueduct, typically for the purposes of irrigation. The concept originated in ancient times and has been most commonly used in the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Norianoun

    a large water wheel, turned by the action of a stream against its floats, and carrying at its circumference buckets, by which water is raised and discharged into a trough; used in Arabia, China, and elsewhere for irrigating land; a Persian wheel

  2. Etymology: [Sp., from Ar. n'ra.]


  1. Noria

    A noria is a machine for lifting water into a small aqueduct, either for the purpose of irrigation or, in at least one known instance, to feed seawater into a saltern.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noria

    nō′ri-a, n. a water-raising apparatus in Spain, Syria, and elsewhere, by means of a large paddle-wheel having fixed to its rim a series of buckets, a flush-wheel. [Sp.,—Ar.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NORIA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Noria is ranked #48347 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Noria surname appeared 437 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Noria.

    90.8% or 397 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.2% or 23 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 9 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for NORIA »

  1. oiran

  2. on air

  3. on-air

  4. raion

  5. arion

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NORIA in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NORIA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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