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

  • A historical region and former province of northeast France. Originally part of the kingdom of Lotharingia, the region passed to France in 1766 but was ceded with Alsace to Germany after the Franco-Prussian War (1871). The area was returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).

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  • proper noun A région of France in the northeast of the country.
  • proper noun A female given name from the French place name, associated with Laura by folk etymology.

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  • noun an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits


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  • Many young American soldiers ended their lives here in Lorraine and are resting here forever.

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  • And I'm sure if you call Lorraine, she'll have all the answers.

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  • Thus, the Lorraine basin, which up to now has produced only burning coals unsuitable for turning into coke, is being transformed; the defects inherent in Lorraine coals are being corrected through new chemical processes and, thus, the problem presented by the economy of this region, where the metallurgical industry and the mining industry had never in the past been complementary, is now solved.

    The Present Day Spirit in France 1956

  • South Lorraine is becoming increasingly important, and with the extension of the known areas down near the shores of Lake Temiskaming, and with discoveries being made from time to time, we are assured of a great increase in production.

    Mining—A Permanent Industry 1926


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