Definition of Orleans

1. Noun. A city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429).

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: France, French Republic



2. Noun. A long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429.
Exact synonyms: Siege Of Orleans
Generic synonyms: Beleaguering, Besieging, Military Blockade, Siege
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic

Definition of Orleans

1. n. A cloth made of worsted and cotton, -- used for wearing apparel.

Definition of Orleans

1. Proper noun. City in France. ¹

2. Proper noun. (alternative form of Orleans) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orleans

1. a worsted cotton fabric [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orleans

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Oriya
Oriyas
Orizaba
Orkhomenos
Orkney
Orkney Islands
Orkneyan
Orkneyans
Orkneys
Orla
Orlando
Orleanais
Orleanist
Orleans (current term)
Orlon
Orly
Orly Group
Ormandy
Ormazd
Ormond's disease
Ormosia
Ormosia coarctata
Ormsby filter
Ormuzd
Orn
OrneƦ
Ornish prevention diets

Literary usage of Orleans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The See of New Orleans remained vacant many years after the departure of ... De Laussat, the French Commissioner, had reached New Orleans on 26 March, 1803, ..."

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. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"In direct contravention of the testament, Orleans appeared unaccompanied by Louis XV. ... But for the Treaty of Utrecht, Philip V came before Orleans, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"But de Freycinet and d'Aurelle had different views as to the method of recapturing Orleans, which was agreed upon as the first thing to be done, ..."

5. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York by Solomon Northup (1855)
"AFTER we were all on board, the brig Orleans proceeded down James River. Passing into Chesapeake Bay, we arrived next day opposite the city of Norfolk. ..."

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