Definition of Normandy
1. Noun. A former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: France, French Republic
Terms within: Basse-normandie, Lower-normandy, Haute-normandie, Upper-normandy
Member holonyms: Norman
Definition of Normandy
1. Proper noun. Historical region and former province of Northwest France on the English Channel, divided into the regions Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie. Its beaches were the site of Allied landings on D-Day (June 6, 1944). ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Normandy
Literary usage of Normandy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Wace relates the history of the dukes of Normandy down to ... As early as the twelfth century Normandy was an important commercial centre. ..."
2. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1896)
"The general history of Normandy is told diffusely but picturesquely by Sir F. ... On the windy heights around rise the square grey keeps which Normandy ..."
3. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"England was the kingdom, and Normandy was the province. ... As things stood between the two brothers, Normandy could hardly have failed to fall sooner or ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Anjou, whose counts had-been such dangerous neighbours to Normandy, ... Normandy inclined to Theobald himself, but accepted the choice of England. ..."
5. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"When at length the ' custom' of Normandy appears in writing, it takes its place among other French customs, and this although for a ..."
6. Norman Institutions by Charles Homer Haskins (1918)
"There is nothing hi Normandy which corresponds to the Pipe Roll of 1130; ... Nevertheless the number of charters issued in Normandy or for Norman ..."
7. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The principal insurgents, reduced to despair, escaped to Normandy: their estates ... THE WARS IN Normandy Normandy at this period presented a wide scene of ..."
8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Archbishop of Rouen bears the title of Primate of Normandy. Rouen, chief city of the Secunda Provincia Lugdunensis under Constantino, ..."