1a member of a people of mixed Frankish and Scandinavian origin who settled in Normandy from about ad 912 and became a dominant military power in western Europe and the Mediterranean in the 11th century.
any of the Normans who conquered England in 1066, or their descendants:the castle goes right back to the Normansborn circa 1080, he was presumably a Norman from Calvados
a native or inhabitant of modern Normandy.
2 [mass noun] the form of French spoken by the Normans.
relating to the Normans:the Norman invasion
denoting or relating to the style of Romanesque architecture used in Britain under the Normans:the 11th-century Norman crypt of Winchester CathedralWilly rambled on about Norman archways and Perpendicular naves
relating to modern Normandy:Norman ore was to have been smelted there with Ruhr coal
Middle English: from Old French Normans, plural of Normant, from Old Norse Northmathr 'Northman'