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From Middle English Norwey, Norweye, Northwey, Norweȝe, Norewæiȝ, Norwæge, from Old English Norþweġ, a calque of Old Norse Norðvegr (north way), from norðr (north) + vegr (way), contrasted with suðrvegr (south way), i.e. Germany, and austrvegr (east way), the Baltic lands. Norwegian (1607) is from Medieval Latin Norvegia, with the -w- from Norway. Equivalent to North + way.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɔː.weɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɔɹ.weɪ/
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  1. A country in Scandinavia, in northern Europe. Official name: Kingdom of Norway.
  2. The former name of a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, now Upper Beaches.
  3. A settlement in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  4. An unincorporated community in LaSalle County, Illinois.
  5. A census-designated place in White County, Indiana.
  6. A small city in Benton County, Iowa.
  7. A rural unincorporated community in Republic County, Kansas.
  8. A town in Oxford County, Maine.
  9. A small city in Dickinson County, Michigan.
  10. An unincorporated community in Thomas County, Nebraska.
  11. A small town in Herkimer County, New York.
  12. A small town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
  13. A town in Racine County, Wisconsin.


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Norway (plural Norways)

  1. Short for Norway rat.

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