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ˈnɔr mən diNor·mandy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Normandie, Normandy(noun)

    a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie


  1. Normandy(ProperNoun)

    Historical region and former province of Northwest France on the English Channel, divided into the regions Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie. Its beaches were the site of Allied landings on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

  2. Origin: Normendie, from normant + -ie. Normant refers to the words for 'north' and 'man', as the original normans were of Scandinavian origin. More at Norman.


  1. Normandy

    Normandy is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. The continental territory covers 30,627 km² and forms the preponderant part of Normandy and roughly 5% of the territory of France. It is divided for administrative purposes into two regions: Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. The Channel Islands are historically part of Normandy, cover 194 km² and comprise two bailiwicks: Guernsey and Jersey, which are British Crown dependencies. Upper Normandy consists of the French departments of Seine-Maritime and Eure, and Lower Normandy of the departments of Orne, Calvados, and Manche. The former province of Normandy comprised present-day Upper and Lower Normandy, as well as small areas now part of the départements of Eure-et-Loir, Mayenne, and Sarthe. The name is derived from the settlement of the territory by Vikings from the 9th century, and confirmed by treaty in the 10th century. For a century and a half following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Normandy and England were linked by Norman and Frankish rulers.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Normandy

    an ancient province of France, fronting the English Channel, NE. of Brittany; received its name from the Northmen who, under Rollo, established themselves there in the 10th century; was for a long time an appanage of the English crown after the Norman Conquest; after being taken and retaken, was finally lost to England in 1450; it became practically a part of France when it was taken by Philip Augustus in 1204; it is now represented by the five departments Seine-Inférieure, Eure, Orne, Calvados, and Manche.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. normandy

    (Fr. Normandie). Formerly a province in the north of France, bordering on the English Channel; now divided into the departments of Seine-Inférieure, Eure, Orne, Calvados, and Manche. In the time of the Romans, the country bore the name of Gallia Lugdunensis II. Under the Frankish monarchs it formed a part of Neustria. From the beginning of the 9th century it was continually devastated by the Scandinavians, termed Northmen, or Normans, from whose irruptions Charles the Simple of France purchased immunity by ceding the duchy to their leader, Rollo, 905. Rollo, the first duke, and several of his successors held it as a fief of the crown of France, until William, the seventh duke, acquired England in 1066; it was reunited to France in 1204; was reconquered by Henry V. 1418, and held by England partially till 1450.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Normandy

    The country peopled by the Northmen or Danes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Normandy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Normandy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Normandy in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.:

    We are going to start the war from right here. (Utah Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944)

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    Is there a place for enhanced fencing? Normandy fencing would work. Let them have that discussion.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    We were right there in Normandy with the tombstones behind us and the rest, so I just wasn't going to engage in that.

  4. Donald Trump:

    As somebody wrote in a very very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy.

  5. Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    I believe that we will achieve progress in the Normandy negotiations between Russia and the Ukraine within the next months. I am optimistic.

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