of, relating to, or characteristic of a Germanic people of northern European origin, exemplified by the Scandinavians.
having or suggesting the physical characteristics associated with these people, typically tall stature, blond hair, blue eyes, and elongated head.
(sometimes lowercase) of or relating to skiing events involving ski jumping and cross-country skiing.
Compare (def 5).
a member of the Nordic people, especially a Scandinavian.
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.
How Good Dads Can Change the World Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman January 5, 2015
The Nordic myths describe the Home of the Gods as simultaneously glorious—and doomed.
The New York Times as Substitute for Religion Michael Medved June 2, 2011
A “FOR SALE” sign hangs outside the Nordic pavilion and a real-estate agent takes visitors on house tours.
My Biennale Favorites Anthony Haden-Guest June 7, 2009
The new Nordic cuisine is nothing short of a national movement, complete with a manifesto and an army of acolytes.
Denmark’s New Nordic Cuisine Beyond Noma Sophie Menin May 21, 2012
Nowadays Iceland and its Nordic neighbours are more trendy than ever.
Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland Adam LeBor May 25, 2014
Even in eastern Turkestan there are still strong evidences of Nordic blood in the physiognomy of the people.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells
There was no such thing, at that time, as a consolidated Nordic empire.
The Hyborian Age Robert E. Howard
Attila and his Huns were the first to break through into Nordic lands as far as the plains of northern France.
The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
Until the last century or so before the Christian era, the Mongol and the Nordic peoples had not been in close touch.
A Short History of the World H. G. Wells
But here we have to consider the differences of climate, and the apparent necessity of a rather generous diet for the Nordic race.
The Legacy of Greece Various
(skiing) of or relating to competitions in cross-country racing and ski-jumping Compare alpine (sense 4)
(of recreational walking) incorporating the use of poles that resemble ski poles to aid movement
of, relating to, or belonging to a subdivision of the Caucasoid race typified by the tall blond blue-eyed long-headed inhabitants of N Britain, Scandinavia, N Germany, and the Netherlands
1898, from French nordique (in J. Deniker’s system of race classifications), literally “of or pertaining to the north,” from nord “north” (a loan-word from Old English; see north). Perhaps influenced by German Nordisch. As a noun, from 1901. Strictly, the blond peoples who inhabit Scandinavia and the north of Britain. As a type of skiing competition, it is attested from 1954.
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental disorder; sane. Biology, Medicine/Medical. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or […]
the chief suitor of Penelope, killed by Odysseus upon his return from Troy. Historical Examples Two of the wooers, Antinous and Eurymachus, were greatly angered at the daring act of the youth. The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy Padriac Colum Antinous refers to it (l. 259) and proposes to defer the contest […]
a literary work in which the author rejects the use of traditional elements of structure, especially in regard to development of plot and character. noun Also anti-roman, nouveau roman. a type of prose fiction in which conventional or traditional novelistic elements are rejected
opposed to the building, stockpiling, or use of weapons. opposed to the building or use of plants: Antinuclear demonstrators picketed the power plant. adjective opposed to nuclear weapons