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Pine \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.]

  1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.

    Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which the white pine ( Pinus Strobus), the Georgia pine ( Pinus australis), the red pine ( Pinus resinosa), and the great West Coast sugar pine ( Pinus Lambertiana) are among the most valuable. The Scotch pine or fir, also called Norway or Riga pine ( Pinus sylvestris), is the only British species. The nut pine is any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See Pinon. [1913 Webster] The spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera.

  2. The wood of the pine tree.

  3. A pineapple. Ground pine. (Bot.) See under Ground. Norfolk Island pine (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree, the Araucaria excelsa. Pine barren, a tract of infertile land which is covered with pines. [Southern U.S.] Pine borer (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into pine trees. Pine finch. (Zo["o]l.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary. Pine grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), a large grosbeak ( Pinicola enucleator), which inhabits the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with red. Pine lizard (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard ( Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and alligator. Pine marten. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A European weasel ( Mustela martes), called also sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten.

    2. The American sable. See Sable.

      Pine moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larv[ae] burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage.

      Pine mouse (Zo["o]l.), an American wild mouse ( Arvicola pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests.

      Pine needle (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves of a pine tree. See Pinus.

      Pine-needle wool. See Pine wool (below).

      Pine oil, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.

      Pine snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless North American snake ( Pituophis melanoleucus). It is whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called also bull snake. The Western pine snake ( Pituophis Sayi) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.

      Pine tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Pinus; pine.

      Pine-tree money, money coined in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a figure of a pine tree. The most noted variety is the pine tree shilling.

      Pine weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to the genera Pissodes, Hylobius, etc.

      Pine wool, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic arts; -- called also pine-needle wool, and pine-wood wool.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English Norweg, Norþweg from Old Norse Norvegr "north way, a way leading to the north" (see north + way (n.)); contrasted with suthrvegar "south way," i.e. Germany, and austrvegr "east way," the Baltic lands.

Norway, IN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Indiana
Population (2000): 437
Housing Units (2000): 208
Land area (2000): 0.889267 sq. miles (2.303191 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.063983 sq. miles (0.165715 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.953250 sq. miles (2.468906 sq. km)
FIPS code: 55350
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 40.781877 N, 86.767850 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Norway, IN
Norway, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 601
Housing Units (2000): 247
Land area (2000): 0.454994 sq. miles (1.178429 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.454994 sq. miles (1.178429 sq. km)
FIPS code: 57720
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 41.903299 N, 91.923375 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 52318
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Norway, IA
Norway, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
Population (2000): 389
Housing Units (2000): 164
Land area (2000): 0.835583 sq. miles (2.164150 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.005041 sq. miles (0.013056 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.840624 sq. miles (2.177206 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51550
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 33.449692 N, 81.126029 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 29113
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Norway, SC
Norway, ME -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maine
Population (2000): 2623
Housing Units (2000): 1347
Land area (2000): 5.065976 sq. miles (13.120817 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.178846 sq. miles (0.463208 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.244822 sq. miles (13.584025 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53965
Located within: Maine (ME), FIPS 23
Location: 44.211544 N, 70.538375 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 04268
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Norway, ME
Norway, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 2959
Housing Units (2000): 1392
Land area (2000): 8.816948 sq. miles (22.835789 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.053157 sq. miles (0.137677 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 8.870105 sq. miles (22.973466 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59220
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 45.789198 N, 87.904348 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49870
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Norway, MI

Norway ( ; Norwegian: ( Bokmål) or ( Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands (since 1035), Greenland (1261), and Iceland (1262). It also included Shetland and Orkney until 1468.

Norway has a total area of and a population of 5 213 985 (May 2016). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden ( 1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

King Harald V of the German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet, and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The Kingdom is established as a merger of several petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from the year 872 the Kingdom has existed continuously for 1,144 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO and the OECD; and is also a part of the Schengen Area.

The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East.

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIA's GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes territories and some regions, Norway ranks as number eleven. From 2001 to 2006, and then again from 2009 to 2015, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world. Norway has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index for seven years in a row as of 2015. Norway ranks also first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index.

Norway (disambiguation)

Norway is a country in Europe. The word may also refer to:

Norway (song)

"Norway" is a song by American dream pop band Beach House, from their third studio album, Teen Dream. The song was released on January 18, 2010, with "Baby" as its B-side. The song was released as a free download on the band's site on November 17, 2009, before its commercial release.

Usage examples of "norway".

Robert realised that the situation was desperate and decided that the Queen should return to Kildrummy Castle with Neil Bruce and the Earl of Atholl, and then try to get to Norway.

In one of the most dramatic and heartening actions, much of which is still secret, Beaumont threw his small force of destroyers against a heavily defended German base on the coast of Norway.

England, with its mountains and lakes, was so much like their own birthland in distant Norway, that they showed great unwillingness to leave it.

Nowhere, save in my own birthland of Norway, have I ever seen a man so tall and strong and fair.

In the meantime the Schnorchel boats, now operating from Norway, had made a name for themselves, alarmed the enemy, and more or less been able to escape detection from the air.

Socialist party of Norway the Bolshevist faction appears to be in control.

Norway outside a warehouse facing arctic whiteness with a stoicism more southerly bulbs begin strobing faintly just at the thought of.

How she is to get from Christiania to Berlevaag I know not, having forgotten the map of Norway.

There is a report of a high-ranking officer who fetched his wife from their cabin on the upper deck and began to deice the mountings of a motor launch that had been used in KDF times as an excursion boat during trips to Norway.

Regardless of how they have assembled themselves, they cannot grow and preserve enough of their mild, fiberless preserved ginger to satisfy the sweet tooths of Great Britain, West Germany, Holland, Switzerland, and Norway.

Norway was in the hands of the so-called South Varanger Garrison, with a reserve force, the Finnmark Brigade, to provide rapid backup in case of trouble.

The College is raising red oak, black walnut, oriental sycamore, sugar maple, elm, hackberry, snowdrop tree, Juneberry, hickory, European larch, Norway maple and box elder for this purpose.

For instance, if the traditional Jutlandic long-house, mentioned above, of the Iron Age was common in Norway and its western colonies, it is unlikely to have gone out of use in Denmark.

Bayer put mayapple vinegar on his legs for the sunburn, and he fell asleep listening to the breeze in contest with a lissome Norway pine.

He pointed out that one of the prizes which fell to the German war machine in 1940 during the battle of Norway was the Norsky Hydro Hydrogen Electrolysis plant, which manufactured heavy water the most efficient substance, say scientists, for the construction of a chain-reacting atomic pile.