étagère

noun

éta·​gère ˌā-ˌtä-ˈzher How to pronounce étagère (audio)
-tə-
variants or etagere
: a piece of furniture consisting of a set of open shelves for displaying small objects and sometimes having an enclosed cabinet as a base

Illustration of étagère

Illustration of étagère

Examples of étagère in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another way to encourage your cat to scratch and also not be an ugly tower are metal etageres. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 29 Feb. 2024 Floating shelves or a narrow etagere, on the other hand, may not have an impact in that same space. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2022 Add your towels, light reading, potpourri and display-level storage bins to fill out this space-saving over-the-toilet etagere by Zenna Home. Khortlyn Cole, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Aug. 2022 Arizona interior designer Lauren Lerner of Living with Lolo suggests using baskets to stash towels and yoga mats and bringing in an etagere to sort weights and other equipment. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Feb. 2021 The lounge, immediately adjacent to the main room (separated by an etagere filled with elegant stemware and vintage crystal decanters), is a nice place to enjoy a drink, and Blvd’s cocktail program is strong. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, 24 May 2018 Even more of a British bent comes from the selection of tea sandwiches served on a proper tiered etagere. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French estagiere, from estage floor of a building, station, from Old French — more at stage

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of étagère was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“étagère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9tag%C3%A8re. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

étagère

noun
éta·​gère
variants or etagere
: a piece of furniture that consists of a set of open shelves
Etymology

French

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