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Orléans

[awr-lee-uh nz; French awr-ley-ahn] /ˈɔr li ənz; French ɔr leɪˈɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Loiret, in central France, SSW of Paris: English siege of the city raised by Joan of Arc 1428.

Loiret

[lwa-re] /lwaˈrɛ/
noun
1.
a department in central France. 2630 sq. mi. (6810 sq. km).
Capital: Orléans.

Orléanais

[awr-ley-a-ne] /ɔr leɪ aˈnɛ/
noun
1.
a former province in N France.
Capital: Orléans.

Orléans, d'

[dawr-ley-ahn] /dɔr leɪˈɑ̃/
noun
1.
Louis Philippe Joseph
[lwee fee-leep zhaw-zef] /lwi fiˈlip ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA),
Duc (Philippe Égalité) 1747–93, French political leader.
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British Dictionary definitions for orleans

Loiret

/French lwarɛ/
noun
1.
a department of central France, in Centre region. Capital: Orléans. Pop: 629 377 (2003 est). Area: 6812 sq km (2657 sq miles)

Orléanais

/French ɔrleanɛ/
noun
1.
a former province of N central France, centred on Orléans

Orléans1

/ɔːˈlɪənz; French ɔrleɑ̃/
noun
1.
a city in N central France, on the River Loire: famous for its deliverance by Joan of Arc from the long English siege in 1429; university (1305); an important rail and road junction. Pop: 113 126 (1999)

Orléans2

/French ɔrleɑ̃/
noun
1.
Charles (ʃarl), Duc d'Orléans. 1394–1465, French poet; noted for the poems written during his imprisonment in England; father of Louis XII
2.
Louis Philippe Joseph (lwi filip ʒozɛf), Duc d'Orléans, known as Philippe Égalité (after 1792). 1747–93, French nobleman, who supported the French Revolution and voted for the death of his cousin, Louis XVI, but was executed after his son, the future king Louis-Philippe, defected to the Austrians
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Word Origin and History for orleans

Orleans

city in France, French Orléans, Roman Aurelianum, named 3c. C.E. in honor of emperor Aurelius (having formerly been called Genabum, from roots *gen- "bend" (in a river) + *apa "water").

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