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Definition of "parquet" [par•quet]

  • A floor made of parquetry. (noun)
  • The art or process of making parquetry. (noun)
  • The part of the main floor of a theater between the orchestra pit and the parquet circle. (noun)
  • The entire main floor of a theater. (noun)
  • To furnish with a floor of parquetry. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parquet" in a sentence
  • "We rollerskate in parquet hallways and throw water balloons from roof gardens tended by Japanese men whose names we don't know."
  • "The French parquet is always more or less dusty, although infinitely superior in point of cleanliness and healthiness to our absorbent floor."
  • "The parquet was a bit warped, but it was parquet, just the same."