panache

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n panache a feathered plume on a helmet
    • n panache distinctive and stylish elegance "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Panache A pleasingly flamboyant style or manner; flair{4}; verve.
    • Panache A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers. "A panache of variegated plumes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n panache In architecture, the triangular surface of a pendentive.
    • n panache A plume as worn in a hat or helmet or in a woman's hair; especially, in medieval armor, a massive group of feathers set erect, often used as a heraldic bearing.
    • n panache In zoology, a tuft, bunch, or cluster of hairs, feathers, or the like; a scopula; a panicle.
    • n panache In astronomy, a tuft-like solar protuberance of eruption.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Panache pa-nash′ a plume of feathers, used as a head-dress.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. penna, a feather. See Pen a feather
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The panache of floating plumes was shorn from his head.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Those who stood near called it his panache, and said it was miracle-working.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
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In news:

Gitan Bistro Cru has panache , but its menu needs patience.
Henson's handiwork back with panache .
NEW YORK — After two years in the bath industry, Panache for the Bath Inc, high-end manufacturer of shower curtains, bath ensembles and bath furniture, is going soft.
Dutchess of Presidential Panache .
Think of a Passat, then add panache .
Best Combination of Guts and Panache .
Reagan enters history 'with panache '.
An Eagle Shows Some Panache .
His operative word in the States is the last word in Cyrano— panache .
Contemporary meets pop art with panache.
The BBC America series' panache and performances put 1950s England in perspective.
Rogue taxidermists , stuffed-animal enthusiasts and people who just inherited odd stuff will vie for a grand prize and the glory of winning "Best in Panache" or "Best in Bones.".
"I'm a big stickler for panache," said Robert Marbury, an elite judge and founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists .
Laurie Bell accessories add panache to collection.
It doesn't boast the prettiest exterior or the classiest interior, and isn't the quickest of the bunch, but it competes well in all categories and blends sportiness, usability , and panache.
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In science:

A very mixed multilingual file has a significant amount of text in several languages; e.g., the panache documents of the European Parliament.
Open architecture for multilingual parallel texts
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