from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A masterpiece, especially in literature or art.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A masterpiece; a capital work in art, literature, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A masterpiece; a superlatively fine work in art, literature, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
French chef d'œuvre : chef, head, beginning + de, of + œuvre, work.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)