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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of northern Europe in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway was ruled by numerous petty kingdoms from the ninth century, and raiding parties reached Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, islands off Scotland and Ireland, and the coast of the New World. Norway was finally unified in the 12th century. After 1397 it was controlled at various times by Denmark and Sweden. Independence was achieved in 1905. Oslo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 4,630,000.

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  • proper n. One of the Scandinavian countries. Official name: Kingdom of Norway (Kongeriket Norge in Bokmål and Kongeriket Noreg in New Norwegian).

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  • n. a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905

Etymologies

Old English Norweg, Norþweg, from Old Norse Norvegr ("north way") from norðr ("north") + vegr ("way"), contrasted with suthrvegar ("south way"), i.e. Germany, and austrvegr ("east way"), the Baltic lands. Norwegian (1607) is from Medieval Latin Norvegia, with the -w- from Norway. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OSLO, NORWAY (The Borowitz Report) - Responding to criticism about his receiving this year's Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama today sent an unmanned predator drone to Norway to pick up the prize for him.

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  • Norway: H.H. Boyesen, _The H.story of Norway_ (1886), a brief popular account in "Story of the Nations" Series.

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  • NORWAY - Some domestic flights in northern Norway.

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  • NORWAY - Roy G. Gedat, a longtime resident of Norway, announced his bid to be elected

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  • NORWAY - A four-hour mediation session failed to resolve a dispute between Opera House owner Barry Mazzaglia and the town over what Norway should pay him for the property.

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  • NORWAY - Pat Shearman of Norway has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the June primary for Oxford County East register of deeds.

    Sun Journal

  • NORWAY BEATS KOE Norway skip Torger Nergard stunned Canada's Kevin Koe 9-8 in the final round-robin draw to take the overal lead Thursday at the 2010 Capital One men's world curling championship in Cortina d'Ampezzo,

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  • NORWAY - A six-year-old boy in Norway wanted to trade in his name, Christer, for Sonic X, so he wrote a letter to his country's king to ask for permission.

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  • NORWAY - The next Norway open-mic night will be held Friday, March 27, at the First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. Sign-up for singers, poets, comedians and dancers will begin at 6: 30 p.m., with the open mic at around 7 o'clock.

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  • NORWAY - The owner of Dad's Place of Norway has shut the doors.

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