Definition of Nordic in English:
1Of or relating to Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.
- 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 coloring, and a dolichocephalic head.
- 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 Relating to or denoting the disciplines of cross-country skiing or ski jumping. Often contrasted with alpine.
- 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.
nounBack to top
A native of Scandinavia, Finland, or Iceland.
- 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'.
Definition of Nordic in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan