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parquet

verb par·quet \ pär-ˈkā \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of parquet

parqueted play \pär-ˈkād\; parqueting play \pär-ˈkā-iŋ\
1 : to furnish with a floor of parquet
2 : to make of parquetry

First Known Use of parquet

circa 1684

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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parquet

noun par·quet \ ˈpär-ˌkā , pär-ˈkā \

Definition of parquet

1 a : 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

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Origin and Etymology of parquet

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

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PARQUET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of parquet for English Language Learners

  • : a surface (such as a floor) made of small pieces of wood that fit together to form a pattern



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