Definitions

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

  • A region of eastern England bordering on the North Sea, historically part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. Its name means the “northern people,” as opposed to the “southern people” of Suffolk.
  • An independent city of southeast Virginia on Hampton Roads southeast of Richmond. Founded in 1682, it has been a major naval base since the American Revolution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Short for norfolk jacket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A maritime county of eastern England bordered by Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and the North Sea.
  • proper noun A language of Norfolk Island, also spelt Norfuk.
  • proper noun A town in Virginia or the naval base (the world's largest) situated there.

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

  • noun port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy

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Examples

  • NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Toland examined himself in the full-sized mirror in the Norfolk BOQ complex.

    Red Storm Rising

  • NORFOLK -- A 100 - year tradition comes to an end in Norfolk.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK - The Norfolk Public Library is hosting a reception Monday at 7 p.m. to recognize 10 outstanding women from Norfolk.

    News from www.thesunchronicle.com

  • NORFOLK (AP) -- 11 suspected Somali pirates accused in separate attacks on two Norfolk-based Navy ships off the coast of Africa are due before a U.S. magistrate in Norfolk.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK -- Two rabid raccoons have been found in Norfolk.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK - A man who attacked elderly people in their Norfolk homes last year was sentenced Friday to 80 years in prison.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK - Norfolk has a new schools superintendent.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK -- A fire at a Norfolk marina has destroyed three boats and damaged at least three others.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • NORFOLK - A man who attacked elderly people in their Norfolk homes last year was sentenced Friday to 80 years in prison.

    WVEC Top Stories

  • NORFOLK -- A fire at a Norfolk marina has destroyed three boats and damaged at least three others.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

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