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Notre Dame

[noh-truh deym, dahm, noh-ter] /ˌnoʊ trə ˈdeɪm, ˈdɑm, ˌnoʊ tər/
Also called Notre Dame de Paris
[French naw-truh dam duh pa-ree] /French nɔ trə dam də paˈri/ (Show IPA)
. a famous early gothic cathedral in Paris (started 1163).
the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.
Origin of Notre Dame
< French: our lady Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This was Sunday, her busiest day, she must be in notre-dame for the early masses.

    Through the Wall Cleveland Moffett
  • notre-dame de Paris is, in particular, a curious specimen of this variety.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • Then Helene gazed fixedly on the towers of notre-dame in the far distance.

    A Love Episode Emile Zola
  • At that moment, midday rang slowly out from the clock of notre-dame.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • At all events, we have nothing but this minister-general between us and notre-dame.

  • If the sorceress is still in notre-dame, must she be seized in spite of the sanctuary?

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • Later he returned to Paris, and lectured as a duly authorised master in the schools of notre-dame.

  • This canoe was bedded in the mud and gravel at the extremity of the Cit, on the notre-dame side.

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
  • The weathercock on the cross of notre-dame des Champs seems to me to flap its wings as though it wished to fly northwards.

    The Inferno August Strindberg
  • We conceived the idea of viewing it from the top of notre-dame.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for notre-dame

Notre Dame

/ˈnəʊtrə ˈdɑːm; ˈnɒtrə; French nɔtrə dam/
the early Gothic cathedral of Paris, on the Île de la Cité: built between 1163 and 1257
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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