Definition of Norfolk

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia

Definition of Norfolk

1. n. Short for Norfolk Jacket.

Definition of Norfolk

1. Proper noun. A maritime county of eastern England bordered by Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and the North Sea. ¹

2. Proper noun. A language of Norfolk Island, also spelt Norfuk. ¹

3. Proper noun. A town in Virginia or the naval base (the world's largest) situated there. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Norfolk

Nordic combined
Nordic countries
Nordic skiing
Nordic walking
Nordtvedt effect
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Islander
Norfolk Islanders
Norfolk jacket
Norfolk plover
Norfolk terrier
Norfolk wherry

Literary usage of Norfolk

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Crawford, his vendor, had a place of business in norfolk, and advertised Jackson automobiles for sale In his front window as well as in a local newspaper. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1910)
"CO norfolk records, being a collection of record- references derived from the ... See Bygone norfolk. Assessment (The) of the townships of the county of ..."

3. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"norfolk at Rochester. Duke of norfolk to •ttack Wj-att. [OH. xxxi Meantime the herald had not been admitted into Rochester. He had read the queen's message ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"It has been said that " all England can be carved out of norfolk," meaning that ... The term Broad is peculiar to norfolk. Its etymology is obvious —namely, ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"Resuming her intrigues with the Duke of norfolk, she placed herself in the ... Ridolfi was dispatched with instructions from both Mary and norfolk to Alva ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Resuming her intrigues with the Duke of norfolk, she placed herself in the ... Ridolfi was despatched with instructions from both Mary and norfolk to Alva ..."

7. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"During the month of November, hearing that a party of " rebels" were on their way from North Carolina to take possession of norfolk, Lord Dunmore built a ..."

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