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nordic (ˈnɔːdɪk Pronunciation for nordic



  1. (skiing) of or relating to competitions in cross-country racing and ski-jumping Compare alpine (sense 4)
  2. (of recreational walking) incorporating the use of poles that resemble ski poles to aid movement

Nordic (ˈnɔːdɪk Pronunciation for Nordic



  1. 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

Word Origin

C19: from French nordique, from nord north

Translations for 'nordic'

  • British English: Nordic Nordic means relating to the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe. ADJECTIVE...the Nordic countries.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nórdico
  • Chinese: 北欧的北欧歐的
  • European Spanish: nórdico nórdica
  • French: nordique
  • German: nordisch
  • Italian: nordico nordica
  • Japanese: 北欧の
  • Korean: 북유럽 국가의
  • Portuguese: nórdico nórdica
  • Spanish: nórdico nórdica

Example Sentences Including 'nordic'

, finished fourth, only a half-second out of the medals in the cross-country sprint at the world nordic championships yesterday.
Globe and Mail (2003)
But her three sons were tall, upstanding blond men of the nordic type, bearing a strong resemblance to the dead man.
Fortune, Dion Psychic Self-Defence
Ghatam and caro, mridangam and nordic flute, different beats, one music.
India Today (1997)
The 11-day event included nordic skiing, speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and bobsledding.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)


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