arrondissement

noun
ar·​ron·​disse·​ment | \ə-ˈrän-də-smənt, ˌa-ˌrōⁿ-(ˌ)dē-ˈsmäⁿ \

Definition of arrondissement 

1 : an administrative district of some large French cities

2 : the largest division of a French department

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Photo: Ed Alcock / M.Y.O.P. for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Damas grew up in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, and her father, the chef and restaurateur Philippe Damas, owned the famed Le Square Trousseau restaurant. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Jeanne Damas Offers French Chic for the Instagram Age," 7 Sep. 2018 The Tata Harper Treatment Room, a chic, green-and-gold room adorned with dreamy floral accents (including the wallpaper) opened in the fall of 2017 in the basement spa of the Le Bristol Paris Hotel, located in the eighth arrondissement of Paris. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Why I Flew All the Way to Paris for a Tata Harper Facial," 13 Sep. 2018 On Wednesday, Bird’s e-scooters will be available in Paris in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd arrondissements of the City of Lights. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world," 1 Aug. 2018 It's now branched out to offer the same quality products to customers at a butchery, poissonnerie, bakery, and grocery, a retail quartet perched along rue du Nil in the 2nd arrondissement. Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Food Tours in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 Among the pieces now protected is Surdeau's personal favorite: Napoleon in his swirling red cape, which occupies a busy corner of the 19th arrondissement, a neighborhood that is home to many immigrants. Linda Hervieux /, NBC News, "New Banksy street art appears across Paris, taking aim at refugee crisis," 27 June 2018 The Egyptian man was arrested a week ago in the French capital's 18th arrondissement, or district, according to a security official. Bloomberg.com, "French Government Says Attack Foiled, Egyptian Man Arrested," 18 May 2018 Then hit the antiques shops and artisans of the 7th arrondissement, with your guide from this morning, (or the flea markets, depending on day of the week) to dig for pieces that struck you from the morning visits. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016 At Diderot High School in Paris's 19th arrondissement, the menu of the day is salad and couscous with meat or fish, served with cheese, and rounded off with ice cream or yogurt. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of arrondissement

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for arrondissement

French

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