Definition of Lorraine

1. Noun. An eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits.

Exact synonyms: Lothringen
Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: French Region

Definition of Lorraine

1. Proper noun. A région of France in the northeast of the country. ¹

2. Proper noun. (place names female given name) from the French place name, associated with Laura by folk etymology. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lorraine

Lorenzo de Medici
Lorenzo dressing
Lorenzo the Magnificent
Loretta Young
Loris gracilis
Lorraine (current term)
Lorraine cross
Los Alamos
Los Angeleno
Los Angelenos
Los Angeles
Los Angelization
Loschmidt's number
Lost River Range
Lost Tribes
Lost Wages

Literary usage of Lorraine

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"After Lower Lorraine received the name of Brabant, Upper Lorraine became known ... The history of these bishoprics is the history of the Church in Lorraine, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Meanwhile the King had moved towards Orleans (March, 1631); and on his approach Gaston once more fled to Lorraine, where he remained for ..."

3. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1913)
"Prior to the enactment of the controverted Alsace-Lorraine Constitution Bill of 1911 Alsace- Lorraine was not a member of the German federation, but was, ..."

4. The German Emperor as Shown in His Public Utterances by William, Christian Frederick Gauss (1915)
"1907] ALSACE-Lorraine the same race and have the same religion. These are bonds which should be strong enough to preserve harmony and friendship between us. ..."

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