Definition of Nordic

1. Noun. The northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or constituting the Scandinavian group of languages. "Nordic languages have a gender system"
Partainyms: Scandinavian

3. Adjective. Relating to Germany and Scandinavia. "Hitler wanted Nordic people to rule Europe"
Partainyms: Northern Europe

4. Adjective. Resembling peoples of Scandinavia.
Similar to: Blond, Blonde, Light-haired

Definition of Nordic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the Nordic countries. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the light colouring and tall stature of Nordic peoples. ¹

3. Adjective. (linguistics) Of or relating to the family of North Germanic languages. ¹

4. Adjective. (skiing) Of or relating to cross-country skiing or ski jumping. (Compare alpine.) ¹

5. Noun. A person of Nordic descent or having features typical of Nordic people. ¹

6. Noun. (ufology) A race of extraterrestrials similar in appearance to Nordic humans. ¹

7. Adjective. Of or relating to cross-country skiing (Compare alpine). ¹

8. Adjective. (rare) (alternative spelling of Nordic) ¹

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Definition of Nordic

1. pertaining to cross-country ski racing and ski jumping [adj]

Nordic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nordic

Norbert Wiener
Nordhausen sulfuric acid
Nordic combined
Nordic countries
Nordic skiing
Nordic walking
Nordtvedt effect

Literary usage of Nordic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2004)
"Figure 21 shows the marginal cost of production in the nordic electricity system. Prices in a given year are largely dictated by the production levels at ..."

2. The Passing of the Great Race; Or, The Racial Basis of European History by Madison Grant, Henry Fairfield Osborn (1921)
"THE nordic RACE OUTSIDE OF EUROPE WE find few traces of nordic ... That this blondness of the Berbers, though small in amount, is of nordic origin we may ..."

3. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration by Walter B. Stöhr (1990)
"The aim of this chapter is to assess in what way the sociopolitical fabric of the nordic welfare states counteracts or supports local economic initiatives ..."

4. Innovative People: Mobility of Skilled Personnel in National Innovation Systems by OECD (2001)
"This chapter is a reduced version of a preliminary paper which is a part of a larger nordic study of human capital job mobility rates in the nordic ..."

5. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Half a Dozen Races Available for War, Each Valuable in Its Way—Brunt cf Battle Will Be Borne by Old Americans of nordic Descent- Officers Nearly all nordics ..."

6. Oecd Economic Surveys: Belgiu; 2007 by Oecd (2007)
"This calls for a substantial reform of the centralised approach to wage bargaining, which can be inspired by recent changes in some of the nordic countries ..."

7. Lessons from Liberalised Electricity Marketsby Ulrik Stridbaek, International Energy Agency by Ulrik Stridbaek, International Energy Agency (2005)
"ANNEX 2: THE nordic ELECTRICITY MARKET The first step towards a competitive ... In 1993, the nordic power exchange was established as an independent company ..."

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