parquet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parquet seating on the main floor between the orchestra and the parquet circle
    • n parquet a floor made of parquetry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parquet 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.
    • Parquet 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.
    • Parquet 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 market.
    • Parquet Same as Parquetry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parquet Properly, that part of the auditorium of a theater which extends from the usual station of the musicians, in front of the stage, to the parterre, which is the part of the floor beneath the galleries; the former pit of an English theater (pit now being often used in a new sense, equivalent to parterre), or the orchestra of a French theater. In the United States the word is somewhat loosely used, being sometimes applied to the entire floor, sometimes to a section differently bounded from that above described.
    • n parquet In French law: The magistrates who are charged with the conduct of proceedings in criminal cases and misdemeanors.
    • n parquet The space in a court-room between the judge's bench and the seats of the counsel.
    • n parquet That part of the floor of a bourse which is reserved for the titular stockbrokers.
    • n parquet Same as parquetry.
    • parquet Composed of parquetry: as, a parquet floor.
    • parquet To form or work in parquetry; inlay in wood arranged in a pattern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parquet pär-ket′ the part of the floor of a theatre, &c., behind the musicians' seats, but not under the gallery: the pit or the whole of the floor of a theatre: parquetry
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Parquetry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. parquet, an inlaid floor, dim. of parc, an enclosure.

Usage

In literature:

Within, the wards are lined by glazed tiles, and the floors are of parquet.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
The parquet floor was to be supplied with rugs of warm Eastern colours.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The parquet is laid in divisions reproducing the design of the ceiling.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
The wainscot wants patching up, and so does the parqueted floor.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
He waited until Fenley's hurried footsteps across a creaking parquet floor had died away.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
We were in the first row of the parquet, with the orchestra alone between us and the stage.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
He has the last parquet-box on the left.
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
He tramped the parquet like a savage hyena.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
The parquet, which would seat nearly a thousand spectators, was rapidly filling with an eager, curious throng.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The opera-house is cleared of its rows of seats, the stage united to the parquet by a sloping floor.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
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In poetry:

And the branch outside, and the parquet floor,
And his cheek, and the poker's shade-
All are shot with repentance and sleepiness
Of the blizzard that raved night and day.
"On a fateful day, an unlucky time" by Boris Pasternak
My dances, on a parquet floor,
My royal dinners, which consist
Of fifteen courses, sometimes more,
Are things that are not lightly missed;
In fact I do not spare expense
At my Official Residence.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

BC's Kowalski moves from baseball diamond to basketball parquet.
Elisa Strozyk was in graduate school when she came across a photo of a water-warped parquet floor.
Clerestory windows make the living space lofty and bright, anchored by warm parquet flooring.
Solidarity exotic hardwood in Brazilian Pecan with smooth finish by Indus Parquet, 305-249-1960.
BC's Kowalski moves from baseball diamond to basketball parquet .
Parquet Courts Stoned and Starving Light Up Gold.
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Parquet floors and a fireplace are among the highlights of the spacious living room, which receives ample natural light through a wall of windows.
Slim and eager as a Tolstoy heroine, Marina Katina, 17, took her preordained place in the French quadrille and swept down the ballroom parquet in a flowing baby blue gown.
Custom Kitchen & Bathrm, Parquet Flrs, Prime Block & Location- No Dogs Permitted.
A Green Monster mural wall, parquet flooring, hockey rink replica and tons of A/V let this New Jersey homeowner bask in the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots.
This past summer, we felt a little silly when the window air-conditioner we neglected to properly install leaked a gallon of water onto our parquet floor and caused it to swell and buckle.
Laguna Parquet handwoven abaca-fiber rugs in MPS Aiden, Laguna Octagon, Laguna Basketweave, and Grand Parquet by Patterson, Flynn & Martin, 800-833-0667.
My best friend, a notorious Americanophile, has been trying for years to get me to abandon the lush, green meadows of soccer for the thin, shiny parquet of the NBA.
Solidarity exotic hardwood in Brazilian Pecan with smooth finish by Indus Parquet, 305-249-1960.
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In science:

For the comparison of the different expressions of the effective conductivity we have constructed 3D plots of f (ǫ, z ) in the EM approximation, in the FMSA approximation and for the random ”parquet” model in FMSA-like approximation (fig.4,5a).
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
The considerations above have revealed that practically useful cut – off states will be based on graphs which are much coarser than the parquets so that the edge metric is diagonal in very good approximation.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
Very recently the singularities generated by flat regions on opposite sides of a two-dimensional Fermi surface have been analyzed by Zheleznyak et al. [7.24] with the help of the parquet approximation [7.9, 7.25].
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions
Such a check is provided, for instance, by comparison with the perturbative parquet diagram result of Roulet, Gavoret and Nozi`eres4,5 , and the validity of ND’s solution for the original x-ray problem can in this sense be proven.
On solutions of the nonequilibrium x-ray edge problem
As an application, the crossing-invariant linearized basic parquet equations are treated for the correlated two-particle Greens function.
Parquet theory for correlated thermodynamic Greens functions
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