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ˈɔr li ənz; Fr. ɔr leɪˈɑ̃Orleans

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orleansnoun

    a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)

  2. Orleans, siege of Orleansnoun

    a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429

Wiktionary

  1. Orleansnoun

    City in France.

  2. Etymology: Ultimately from Aurelianum, from the name of the Roman emperor Aurelian, who rebuilt the city.

Freebase

  1. Orléans

    Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 130 kilometres southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre region. Orléans is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central. The city of New Orleans, in the United States is named after the commune of Orléans.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Orleans

    on the Loire, 75 m. by rail SW. of Paris, is the capital of the province of Loiret, a trading rather than an industrial town, commerce being fostered by excellent railway, canal, and river communications; the town is of ancient date, and its streets are full of quaint wooden houses; there is an old cathedral and museum; many historic associations include the raising of the siege in 1429 by Joan of Arc, whose house is still shown, and two captures by the Germans, 1870

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. orléans

    An important town of France, capital of the department of Loiret, 75 miles south-southwest from Paris by railway. Orléans, originally called Genabum, afterwards Aureliani (probably from the emperor Aurelian), was besieged by Attila in 451, but relieved by the Romans, who here defeated Attila. It afterwards passed into the hands of the Franks, was taken by the Northmen in 855, and again in 865. In 1428 it was besieged by the English under the Duke of Bedford, but was delivered from the besiegers by the inspiriting exertions of Joan of Arc, who on this account is also named the Maid of Orléans. In the civil wars of the 16th century it was besieged in 1563 by the Duke of Guise, who was assassinated before the walls. During the Franco-Prussian war, 1870-71, Orléans was occupied by the Germans, September 27, and evacuated November 10, 1870.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Orleans

    A corruption of Aureliani, after the Roman Emperor Aurelian.

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  1. Salerno

  2. reloans

  3. arenols

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orleans in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orleans in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Orleans in a Sentence

  1. Deborah Birx:

    There are cities that are lagging behind and we have new increases in Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Jose, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Baltimore, so we're tracking this very closely.

  2. Susan Hassig:

    The mayor has instituted a vaccine requirement and/or negative test to get into all the fun things to do in New Orleans – the food, the music.

  3. Vice President Mike Pence:

    Our team at FEMA is doing a remarkable job working with governors, state health officials and local hospitals. Particularly focused on our priority areas. We'll prefer the New York metro area, which includes New Jersey and Connecticut. We're focused on the New Orleans metro area in Louisiana. We're focusing on Detroit, we're focusing on Chicago, these are the areas where we see the significant rise in cases. And we are surging supplies, specifically ventilators, but all personal protective equipment from FEMA to those areas.

  4. Mayor Latoya Cantrell:

    As [ cities ] go through and come through it, as I believe they will, it will have an impact on the operations of the city of New Orleans itself, particularly as it relates to our largest industry, which is hospitality and tourism.

  5. Rebekah Gee:

    So New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists, we shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. We shared floats where we were throwing not just beads but probably coronavirus off Carnival floats to people who caught it and took it with them to where they came from.

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