Definition of New Orleans
1. Noun. A port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Point Of Entry, Port Of Entry
Group relationships: La, Louisiana, Pelican State
Definition of New Orleans
1. Proper noun. The largest city in the State of Louisiana, United States of America. It is an industrial and distribution center, a major seaport, and known for its rich cultural heritage, especially its music and cuisine. The city is on the banks of the Mississippi. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of New Orleans
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Placide Louis Chapelle, DD, Archbishop of Santa Fé, was appointed to the vacant See of New Orleans, 1 December, 1897. Shortly after coming to New Orleans he ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1917)
"THE OPERA IN New Orleans A Historical Sketch from the Earliest Days Through Season 1914-15. By HARRY BRUNSWICK LOEB, Music Critic, New Orleans Item. ..."
3. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York by Solomon Northup (1855)
"Maria was a rather genteel looking colored girl, with a faultless form, but ignorant and extremely vain. The idea of going to New-Orleans was pleasing to ..."
4. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"One may with sorrow contrast this with the architecture of New Orleans. I have been speaking of public architecture only. The domestic article in New ..."
5. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"The imposing Maine granite Custom-house of New Orleans must have been designed ... As it is, New Orleans can not be supposed to supply direct the extensive ..."
6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"It was originally brought against appellee and the New Orleans Pacific Railroad ... No process was issued against the New Orleans Pacific Railroad Company. ..."