What does Orleans mean?

Definitions for Orleans
ˈɔr li ənz; Fr. ɔr leɪˈɑ̃or·leans

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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Orleans

    Orléans (UK: ; US: , French: [ɔʁleɑ̃] (listen)) is a city in north-central France, about 120 kilometres (74 miles) southwest of Paris. It is the prefecture of the department of Loiret and of the region of Centre-Val de Loire. Orléans is located on the river Loire nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, classified as a World Heritage Site, where the river curves south towards the Massif Central. In 2019, the city had 116,269 inhabitants within its municipal boundaries. Orléans is the center of Orléans Métropole that has a population of 288,229. The larger metropolitan area has a population of 451,373, the 20th largest in France.The city owes its development from antiquity to the commercial exchanges resulting from the river. An important river trade port, it was the headquarters of the community of merchants frequenting the Loire. It was the capital of the Kingdom of France during the Merovingian period and played an important role in the Hundred Years' War, particularly known for the role of Joan of Arc during the siege of Orléans. Every first week of May since 1432, the city pays homage to the "Maid of Orléans" during the Johannic Holidays which has been listed in the inventory of intangible cultural heritage in France. One of Europe's oldest universities was created in 1306 by Pope Clement V and re-founded in 1966 as the University of Orléans, hosting more than 20,000 students in 2019.The Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada is named after Orléans in France as well as Orléans, Ontario and the former French colony New Orleans, Louisiana.

ChatGPT

  1. orleans

    "Orleans" is most commonly known as a city in the north-central part of France. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre-Val de Loire region. historically, it is known for its role during the "Siege of Orleans", a significant event during the Hundred Years' War where Joan of Arc played a major role. In a broader context, "Orleans" could also refer to New Orleans, a major city in the United States known for its vibrant nightlife, jazz music, and unique cuisine.

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ORLEANS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Orleans is ranked #64891 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Orleans surname appeared 306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Orleans.

    71.5% or 219 total occurrences were White.
    12% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.
    10.7% or 33 total occurrences were Black.
    4.2% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  2. reloans

  3. Salerno

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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. Andrew Jarecki:

    After episode five, Bob Durst sent an email to a friend saying, 'I'm in New Orleans. I'm going to check into a hotel under an assumed name. I'm going to watch episode six and see how bad it is, and then I'm going to decide if I'm going to go to Cuba,' he didn't end up going to Cuba because he was arrested, and that's a testament to the power of television.

  2. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell:

    I heard from the family. They reached out yesterday. They sent their apologies. That it will never happen again. It has really sent a message to our community throughout, our musician community, our cultural bearers have stepped up and said, hey, no more in the city of New Orleans. This is -- this is very serious here.

  3. Ray Saulnier:

    It does n’t necessarily mean that they were all heroes or villains, but it’s history, that’s what we’re trying to preserve — history. STOLENFLINTLOCK RIFLE THAT WAS USED AT BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS RETURNED TO MUSEUM.

  4. New Orleans:

    We cannot pump our way out of the water levels that are expected to hit the city of New Orleans, we need you to understand this.

  5. Sherrana McGee-Stemley:

    The cycle doesn't end at Mardi Gras, in New Orleans, we know how to throw parades, so we have them all year long. Now we're getting ready for St. Patrick's Day.

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