from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Norway on inlets of the North Sea. Founded c. 1070, it was the largest and most important city of medieval Norway.

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  • proper noun A port city in Norway
  • proper noun A Catholic diocese named after the above see

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a port city in southwestern Norway


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