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[nawr-wey] /ˈnɔr weɪ/
Norwegian Norge. a kingdom in N Europe, in the W part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 124,555 sq. mi. (322,597 sq. km).
Capital: Oslo. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The salaries received by teachers do not average high in Norway.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • But such dresses as these are not the national costume of Norway.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Norway A.F. Mockler-Ferryman
  • The cultivated, and especially the half-cultivated, public in Denmark and Norway dreamed that they were the salt of Europe.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain Van Wyck Brooks
  • Is there no man brave enough to make himself king of all Norway?

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • The fame of his deed spread through all Norway, especially in those parts where the berserks had ravaged most mercilessly.

British Dictionary definitions for Norway


a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the W part of the Scandinavian peninsula: first united in the Viking age (800–1050); under the rule of Denmark (1523–1814) and Sweden (1814–1905); became an independent monarchy in 1905. Its coastline is deeply indented by fjords and fringed with islands, rising inland to plateaus and mountains. Norway has a large fishing fleet and its merchant navy is among the world's largest. Official language: Norwegian. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: krone. Capital: Oslo. Pop: 4 722 701 (2013 est). Area: 323 878 sq km (125 050 sq miles) Norwegian name Norge
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Word Origin and History for Norway

Old English Norweg, Norþweg from Old Norse Norvegr "north way, a way leading to the north" (see north + way); contrasted with suthrvegar "south way," i.e. Germany, and austrvegr "east way," the Baltic lands.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Norway in Culture

Norway definition

Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, located in western Scandinavia. Its capital and largest city is Oslo.

Note: Norway was occupied by German troops in World War II.
Note: Though traditionally neutral, Norway became a member of NATO in 1949. One of its chief industries is oil production from the North Sea.
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