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Meaning of PARQUET

Pronunciation:  pâr'key

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
  2. [n]  a floor made of parquetry

PARQUET is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: parquet floor
 See Also: floor, flooring, house, seating, seating area, seating room, seats, theater, theatre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par*quet"\, n. [F. See {Parquetry}.]
    1. A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater
       nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to the whole
       lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress
       circle; the pit.
    2. Same as {Parquetry}.
  2. \Par*quet"\, n.
    1. In various European public bourses, the railed-in space
       within which the ``agents de change,'' or privileged
       brokers, conduct business; also, the business conducted by
       them; -- distinguished from the {coulisse}, or outside
    2. In most European countries, the branch of the
       administrative government which is charged with the
       prevention, investigation, and punishment of crime,
       representing the public and not the individual injured.
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