- 1Relating to or denoting Scandinavia, Finland, and Iceland: the Nordic countriesMore example sentences
- The five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden together constitute Scandinavia.
- The Nordic working culture is of highly educated staff, of staff councils and youth programmes, of appointing women into senior positions and of long-term planning.
- Outside the black plastic tunnels the sun is bright, and the breeze is bracing and Nordic.
- 1.1Relating to or denoting a physical type of northern European peoples characterized by tall stature, a bony frame, light colouring, and a dolichocephalic head: the Nordic races on one street corner a dusky Moorish maiden, the next a Nordic blondeMore example sentences
- Dean Nelson, the tall, Nordic man with a weathered complexion and dead-as-steel eyes, looks over to the car.
- He was sadly miscast in the role: too tall, too Nordic, palely devoid of fiery Latin temperament.
- The U.S. side of the river feels like a northern outpost, inhabited by rural people of Nordic descent, while the Canadian side is a southern city of that nation, largely Italian and industrial.
- 1.2 Skiing Involving the disciplines of cross-country skiing or ski jumping: Jim competes as a veteran in Nordic events in Scotland Often contrasted with alpine.More example sentences
- Winter sports include Nordic and cross-country skiing, ice skating, and ice hockey.
- Today, she does no skiing but the Nordic sort, which is a wholly laudable choice.
- Worse still, his new wife was a champion Nordic skier, and he didn't want to miss out on the fun.
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- A person from Scandinavia, Finland, or Iceland: the Nordics might share a common history, speak similar languages, enjoy the same cultureMore example sentences
- When the sun goes down, a simple headlamp is one way to keep on skiing: the average lamp provides enough illumination, 10-15 feet or more, for most nocturnal Nordics to enjoy themselves.
- The theory bolstered the split between old and new immigrants, complicating it only slightly: the old immigrants were primarily comprised of Nordics while the new immigrants were dominated by Alpines and Mediterraneans.
- She was in Willisau with her husband, David Miller, a second-generation miner from Dawson City in Canada's remote Yukon Territory who was keeping a close eye on the Nordics.
from French nordique, from nord 'north'.
More definitions of NordicDefinition of Nordic in:
- The US English dictionary