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ˈnɔr fək; for 2,3 also ˈnɔr fɔkNor·folk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Norfolknoun

    port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy


  1. Norfolknoun

    A maritime county of eastern England bordered by Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and the North Sea.

  2. Norfolknoun

    A language of Norfolk Island, also spelt Norfuk.

  3. Norfolknoun

    A town in Virginia or the naval base (the world's largest) situated there.


  1. Norfolk

    Norfolk is a low-lying county in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea coast and to the north-west the county is bordered by The Wash. The city of Norwich is the county town of Norfolk which is the fifth largest ceremonial county in England, with an area of 5,371 km². Of the 34 non-metropolitan English counties, Norfolk is the seventh most populous, with a population of 850,800. However, as a largely rural county it has a low population density: 155 people per square kilometre. Norfolk has about one-thirtieth the population density of central London, the tenth lowest density county in the country, with 38% of the county’s population living in the four major built up areas of Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford. The Broads, a well known network of rivers and lakes, is located towards the county's east coast, extending south into Suffolk. The area has the status of a National Park and is protected by the Broads Authority. Historical sites, such as those in the centre of Norwich, also contribute to tourism.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Norfolk

    an eastern maritime county of England, lies N. of Suffolk, and presents a long eastern and northern foreshore (90 m.) to the German Ocean; the Wash lies on the NW. border; light fertile soils, and an undulating, well-watered surface favour an extensive and highly developed agriculture, of which fruit-growing and market-gardening are special features; rabbits and game abound in the great woods and sand-dunes; the chief rivers are the Ouse, Bure, and Yare, and these and other streams form in their courses a remarkable series of inland lakes known as the Broads (q. v.); its antiquities of Roman and Saxon times are many and peculiarly interesting.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. norfolk

    A city and capital of Norfolk Co., Va., on the Elizabeth River, an arm of Chesapeake Bay, about 18 miles from Fortress Monroe, has a fine harbor, safe, commodious, and of sufficient depth to admit the largest vessels. It is the largest naval station in the United States. Its navy-yard was destroyed on April 21, 1861, by the Federals, to prevent the ships of war and naval stores that were there from being appropriated and used by the seceding States.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Norfolk

    The northern of the two districts or counties on the east coast settled by the Angles, the north folk and south folk respectively.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norfolk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norfolk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Norfolk in a Sentence

  1. Norfolk Chief Executive James Squires:

    Even in the unlikely event of approval, Norfolk Southern would be in limbo for this extended period, causing loss of momentum and disruption to our business and operations.

  2. Norfolk Chief Executive James Squires:

    The board believes that Canadian Pacific's proposed transaction is opportunistically timed to take advantage of Norfolk Southern's market valuation.

  3. Carolyn Maloney:

    The threats, I would say, were everywhere, the Norfolk Field FBI office notified The Norfolk Field FBI office. The Washington Post and other newspapers were writing about The Washington Post. The Washington Post was on radio, The Washington Post was on television, The Washington Post was on other social media streams. The system was blinking red.

  4. Larry Boone:

    We do not want perceptions of any individual officer to undermine the relations between the Norfolk Police and the community, i ask the community to continue to support the officers of Norfolk Police as in the past knowing that right now, at this moment, they are continuing to serve and protect them.

  5. Sentara Healthcare:

    Sentara Healthcare is committed to ensuring a safe discharge for all patients. For every patient discharge, our care teams assess and offer available resources to ensure patients have access to shelter and additional medical care as needed, additionally, Sentara Healthcare participates in the ‘ Healthy Hotel ’ project, which provides shelter and medical services to vulnerable homeless patients in the city of Sentara Norfolk.

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