Synonyms for parquet

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pahr-key
Phonetic Transcription : pɑrˈkeɪ

Définition of parquet

Origin :
  • 1816, "patterned wooden flooring," from French parquet "wooden flooring; enclosed portion of a park," from Old French parchet (14c.) "small compartment, part of a park or theater," diminutive of parc (see park (n.)).
  • Meaning "part of a theater auditorium at the front of the ground floor" is first recorded 1848. The noun use in English has been influenced by the verb (attested from 1640s, from French parqueter. Related: Parquetry
  • As in flooring : noun floor covering
Example sentences :
  • "Give us the truth," some one at the left of the parquet cried.
  • Extract from : « An American Suffragette » by Isaac N. Stevens
  • There's a man over there in the parquet that I want to say a word to; don't wait for me.
  • Extract from : « The Crusade of the Excelsior » by Bret Harte
  • The parquet floor was to be supplied with rugs of warm Eastern colours.
  • Extract from : « The Lady of the Basement Flat » by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Within, the wards are lined by glazed tiles, and the floors are of parquet.
  • Extract from : « Holborn and Bloomsbury » by Sir Walter Besant
  • Zollern tapped his cane on the parquet floor, rhythmically, persistently.
  • Extract from : « A German Pompadour » by Marie Hay
  • In Texas some of it is employed in the manufacture of parquet flooring.
  • Extract from : « American Forest Trees » by Henry H. Gibson
  • The design of the parquet floor should be simple and unobtrusive.
  • Extract from : « The Decoration of Houses » by Edith Wharton
  • The parquet is of Jasper mosaic, a present from the Shah to Alexis.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Moscow » by Wirt Gerrare
  • But everyone in the parquet thought that the kiss had been intended for him.
  • Extract from : « Walter Pieterse » by Multatuli
  • The servants' footsteps could no longer be heard on the parquet floor.
  • Extract from : « The Children of Alsace » by Ren Bazin

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