• the Colossal Statue of King Sovkhotpu in The Louvre
    the Colossal Statue of King Sovkhotpu in The Louvre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n louvre one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
    • n Louvre an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Colonnade of the Louvre  525 Colonnade of the Louvre 525
Boundary-Stone in the Louvre Boundary-Stone in the Louvre

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
    • n Louvre See louver.
    • n Louvre A fashionable dance derived from a favorite song of Louis XIV.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mona-Lisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100,000,000.
    • n Louvre lōō′vėr an opening of a turret shape on roofs, to allow the smoke or foul air to escape from halls, kitchens, &c
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  • Jean Cocteau
    “The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. louvert for l'ouvert, the open space.


In literature:

In the Louvre, Paris.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
The Louvre was like some thronged wilderness and she had no clews.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
The second is the picture of Van Dyck in the Louvre, which is judged the best likeness of the painter.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
The Louvre will be saved.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
The carriage was turned and driven back to the Louvre.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The betrothal took place at the Louvre on the 17th of August, and was followed by a supper and a ball.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
These lights are louvred.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
From this room we passed into the gallery of the Louvre.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
Henry's court was at the Louvre, whilst Charles' was at the Hotel de St. Paul.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2" by J. Endell Tyler
This wonderful creation of art was carried off by Napoleon to the Louvre, but was restored to the church in 1815.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various

In poetry:

In Bourgueil Gardens more than one of yore
Engraved loved names on bark with heavy stroke,
And many a heart 'neath Louvre's gold ceilings shook,
At flash of smile, with pride to very core.
"On the Book of Loves of Pierre de Ronsard" by Jose Maria de Heredia y Giraud

In news:

Louvre 's new Islamic wing aims to bridge cultural divide.
Louvre reveals dark faces of Old Master Raphael in landmark exhibit.
But a landmark exhibit in Paris' Louvre museum reveals a darker face of the Old Master.
ABU DHABI — As recently as a year ago, it seemed likely that the much-acclaimed Louvre Abu Dhabi project would never see the light of day.
After a Sputtering Start, the Louvre Abu Dhabi Project Gathers Pace.
Louvre makes history by hosting Ferragamo.
On the day of his opening at the Louvre , provocative Belgian artist Wim Delvoye craved a cigarette.
Louvre , Nintendo join forces.
A visitor views a sculpture at the Louvre Museum in Paris with more.
Louvre goes visual with Nintendo 3Ds guide.
The Louvre Museum is used to dealing with antiquities: Nearly all of its thousands of works of art date to 1848 or earlier.
The new audio guide for the Louvre museum is seen Thursday April 12, 2012 in Paris.
The world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris is using IBM software to get smarter about asset management, systems monitoring, energy efficiency and more.
IBM Building Smarter System for Louvre Museum.
At The Louvre , A Rare Showcase For American Art.