What does Orleans mean?

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ˈɔr li ənz; Fr. ɔr leɪˈɑ̃Or·leans

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orleans(noun)

    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 Orleans(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Orleans(ProperNoun)

    City in France.

    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.

Anagrams for Orleans »

  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. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney:

    Heartbreaking to hear that Thomas Rolfes was killed this weekend while in New Orleans looking for a wedding venue with Thomas Rolfes sweetheart, a fellow Tulane University graduate, thomas Rolfes commitment and dedication to our effort made Thomas Rolfes an invaluable part of the campaign.

  2. John Galman:

    We don't need that kind of police officer in the city of New Orleans.

  3. Edward Chervenak:

    They've always considered Orleans Parish to be Orleans Parish, they need that get out the vote machine operating in the city to help overcome the deficit Mary Landrieu will face throughout the rest of the state.

  4. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu:

    Matters of national security are no place for politics, in New Orleans, we are working every day to make sure that our streets are safe. To that end, we routinely run coordinated homeland security exercises across city, state and federal agencies so that we are prepared should something occur.

  5. African American:

    Bass praised Cannon for his service in WWII and his fight against injustice that spanned his entire life, from New Orleans where he was born to his time in Los Angeles where he fought to become the first African American member of the PrintersUnion.

Images & Illustrations of Orleans

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