parterre meaning in General Dictionary
an ornamental flower yard; bedrooms and paths are organized to create a pattern
- sitting powering the key flooring (under the balconies)
- An ornamental and diversified arrangement of bedrooms or plots in which blossoms are cultivated with intervening areas of gravel or grass for walking on
- An ornamental and diversified arrangement of bedrooms or plots, for which flowers are cultivated, with intervening areas of gravel or grass for walking on.
- The gap of a theater; the parquet.
parterre meaning in Etymology Dictionary
1630s, from French parterre (1540s), from adverbial expression par terre "over the ground;" see par + landscapes
parterre - French to English
- flower bed
parterre - German to English
on the first-floor [Am.]
- on a lawn flooring [Br.]
- base flooring
- first-floor [Am.]
- ground-floor [Br.]
- orchestra [main sitting location in a movie theater or concert hallway]
- parquet group [Am.]
Sentence Examples with the word parterre
Others of his plays are Blanche et Montcassin, ou les Venitiens (1798); and Germanicus (1816), the performance of which was the occasion of a disturbance in the parterre which threatened serious political complications.