Appui

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Appui A support or supporter; a stay; a prop. "If a vine be to climb trees that are of any great height, there would be stays and appuies set to it."
    • Appui (Man) The mutual bearing or support of the hand of the rider and the mouth of the horse through the bit and bridle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appui To support; military, to post, as troops, at a point of support.
    • n appui A support, stay, or prop.
    • n appui In the manège, a reciprocal action between the mouth of the horse and the hand of the rider, the bit and rein forming the line of communication: thus, a horse with a sensitive mouth may be said to have a good appui, and the same may be said of the rider if his hand is good.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Appui ap-wē′ the reciprocal action between the mouth of the horse and the rider's hand
    • vs.t Appui to support, e.g. to post troops in order to support
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. ad, + podium, foothold, Gr. , dim. of , , foot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. apuyer—Low L. appodia-re—L. ad, to, and podium, support (Fr. puy, a hill).

Usage

In literature:

After all, our past is our point d'appui.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
Il est tres desirable que la Russie prete tout son appui an projet de mediation que presentera Sir E. Grey.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
Where are we to fix the point d'appui of the lunacy?
"Lady Byron Vindicated" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Or si, en elevant les filons, ce coin se trouve sans appui; comment s'est-il soutenu avant que les filons fussent formes?
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
It was a point d'appui, enabling us to prepare and maintain our connections with the Belgian Army.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
It was a point d'appui, enabling us to prepare and maintain our connections with the Belgian Army.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Il me laisse sans nul appui!
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
A l'aide des points d'appui qu'il se donne, sa force augmente au loin, comme celle des leviers.
"How to Observe" by Harriet Martineau
Austria, however, needed our protection both in war and peace, and had no other point d'appui.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
Foot rest Appui-pieds; repose-pied.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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