American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere within the Milky Way near Lupus and Ara.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rule, measure, or norm.
- n. A square for measuring right angles, used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular.
- n. A pattern; a gage; a templet; a model.
- n. The Square, a small southern constellation, introduced by Lacaille in the middle of the eighteenth century, between Vulpes and Ara. It was at first called Norma et regula; but the name is now abridged.
- n. A female given name.
- n. astronomy An inconspicuous constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a carpenter's square. It lies south of the constellations Scorpius and Centaurus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A norm; a principle or rule; a model; a standard.
- n. A mason's or a carpenter's square or rule.
- n. A templet or gauge.
- n. a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Lupus and Ara in the Milky Way
- Coined name of an imaginary Celtic priestess in Bellini's opera Norma (1831). Sometimes explained as Latin norma ("pattern, model"), or as a feminine form of Norman (Wiktionary)
- Latin norma, carpenter's square; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mark Seliger/Abrams When you hear the name Norma Kamali, you think shoulder pads.”
“Mostly we cook in -- Norma is a gourmet cook who makes better food than any restaurant in town.”
“I called Norma at the DMV and got the license number for Dougie's 'Vette.”
“Yet, more than two years ago the Wall Street Journal featured Merrill Lynch, Magnetar, N.I.R. and others involved in a failed synthetic CDO called Norma in a PAGE ONE investigative report on December 27, 2007, and followed up with another article on Magnetar's strategy.”
“Rabobank is alleging that Merrill let a hedge fund client, Magnetar Capital, help select assets that went into a $1.5 billion package of debt obligations called Norma, but that Merrill told Rabobank the choices had been made by an objective third party.”
“One was a CDO called Norma, underwritten by Merrill.”
“And even the baby -- we call Norma the baby -- is earning good money now. ”
“A CDO called Norma left 'hairball of risk'; tailored by Merrill.”
“The CDO would be called Norma, after a small constellation in the southern hemisphere.”
“Sachs called Norma about a tracking device that the supposed killer had planted.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘Norma’.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognizes 88 official constellations.
Looking for tweets for Norma.