par·​quet | \ pär-ˈkā How to pronounce parquet (audio) \
parqueted\ pär-​ˈkād How to pronounce parquet (audio) \; parqueting\ pär-​ˈkā-​iŋ How to pronounce parquet (audio) \

Definition of parquet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish with a floor of parquet
2 : to make of parquetry


par·​quet | \ ˈpär-ˌkā How to pronounce parquet (audio) , pär-ˈkā \

Definition of parquet (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a patterned wood surface (such as flooring or paneling) especially : one made of parquetry
b : parquetry
2 : the main floor of a theater specifically : the part from the front of the stage to the parquet circle

Examples of parquet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb It can be used across a wealth of surfaces, including hard floors, laminate, tile, granite, and parquet, with its strong suction easily picking up dust, paper, and other garbage. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 Much like hardwood floors, parquet can buckle, so it shouldn’t be laid in bathrooms or other moisture-dense areas. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, 14 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The architect nonetheless managed to insert some beautiful details inside the Denver building, including end-grain parquet in the lobby and bright tiles in primary shades of red, yellow and white in the stairwells. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 The Celtics demonstrated defense as destiny Wednesday night in the first NBA Finals game on the parquet in a dozen years. Globe Staff,, 9 June 2022 Smart writhed on the parquet in pain, the ESPN microphones picking up his wails. Globe Staff,, 22 May 2022 Brown shook Grayson Allen so thoroughly on an 18-foot jumper in the first quarter that Allen staggered and his posterior ended up on the parquet. Globe Staff,, 4 May 2022 The floors are Italian marble and Austrian parquet. CNN, 4 May 2022 Hours before every game at the Garden, Bird and Joe Q could be found on the parquet for 20 minutes of perimeter shooting., 9 Nov. 2021 In their home opener, the Celtics were booed off the parquet at the end of a 115-83 rout at the hands of the Raptors., 29 Oct. 2021 That will be the task of first-year head coach Jamahl Mosley and his staff as the Magic hit the parquet at TD Garden. Chris Hays,, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of parquet


circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for parquet


French, from Middle French, small enclosure, from parc park

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“Parquet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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