Norwegian

noun

Nor·​we·​gian nȯr-ˈwē-jən How to pronounce Norwegian (audio)
1
a
: a native or inhabitant of Norway
b
: a person of Norwegian descent
2
: the Germanic language of the Norwegian people
Norwegian adjective

Examples of Norwegian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But amid all the spine-tingling, goosebump-inducing noise swirling around the ground, the Norwegian looked like the calmest man in the stadium. Ben Church, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 Much earlier in the evening, West Virginia beats No. 2 Pittsburgh 74-60. 2017 — Joakim Jensen finally ends what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024 Her interests led her to found the Norwegian Society of Composers. Stephen Cox, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024 Outlaw Country Cruise 9 will travel from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas, and St. Thomas (USVI) aboard the Norwegian Gem (past voyages were aboard the Norwegian Pearl). Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 5 Mar. 2024 But now, using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology have located a cluster of pit houses and piers where Viking Age locals might have shopped and traded 1,000 years ago. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2024 His transport will be facilitated by The Norwegian Government, while the Norwegian Armed Forces are responsible for the practical arrangements for his return to Norway, the royal household noted. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 2 Mar. 2024 The Norwegian government arranges the transport, and the Norwegian Armed Forces are responsible for the practical arrangements for the king's return trip, according to the royal house. Jari Tanner, Quartz, 2 Mar. 2024 The Norwegian has scored an incredible 27 goals in all competitions this season despite missing a number of matches through injury. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin Norwegia Norway

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norwegian was in 1555

Dictionary Entries Near Norwegian

Cite this Entry

“Norwegian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norwegian. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Norwegian

noun
Nor·​we·​gian nȯr-ˈwē-jən How to pronounce Norwegian (audio)
1
: a person born or living in Norway
2
: the Germanic language of the Norwegian people
Norwegian adjective
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