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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.

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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  2. reloans

  3. Salerno

  4. 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. New York:

    We know this hasn't been easy, but it has been paying off, and we're almost there. Getting vaccinated will help us continue to reopen New Orleans to the world as the safest destination city we can be.

  2. David Akin:

    I try to make a point to establish relationships every day on the set, and (producers and directors) love New Orleans.

  3. Henderson Lewis:

    The Louisiana Department of Education's decision flies in the face of the data, the science, and the sound advice of our health and medical advisors when it comes to protecting our students and educators amid the latest surge in this pandemic, we have proven that our approach is effective at keeping COVID-19 out of New Orleans Public Schools, and we will stay the course and continue to listen to health experts.

  4. Betsey Hazard:

    It's really the river that has us worried, they say that the river won't flood in New Orleans, but we have a 5-year-old and a 10-month-old, and we don't want to take any chances.

  5. Phil Grigsby:

    Here in the New Orleans area, we expect the peak time for the storms to be around 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, right around the morning rush hour, while over towards Lafayette and Baton Rouge it'll be in the 2 to 6 a.m. time frame.

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