American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An upholstered armchair usually having open sides.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arm-chair; particularly, in French usage, the seat of a presiding officer; the chair; hence, the dignity of presidency; specifically, the seat of a member of the French Academy (in reference to the forty seats provided for it by Louis XIV.); hence, membership in the Academy.
- n. An armchair.
- n. The chair of a presiding officer.
- n. by extension Membership in the Académie française.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An armchair; hence (because the members sit in fauteuils or armchairs), membership in the French Academy.
- n. Chair of a presiding officer.
- n. an upholstered armchair
- French. See faldistory. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French faldestoel, of Germanic origin; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Awkward, ill-bred people, being ashamed, commonly sit bolt upright and stiff; others, too negligent and easy, se vautrent dans leur fauteuil, which is ungraceful and ill-bred, unless where the familiarity is extreme; but a man of fashion makes himself easy, and appears so by leaning gracefully instead of lolling supinely; and by varying those easy attitudes instead of that stiff immobility of a bashful booby.”
“My fauteuil was a plank, and the orchestra surpassed the worst tortures of the Inquisition.”
“Mr. Baldwin loved to put a single leather fauteuil in otherwise contemporary rooms, nowhere more effectively than his own studio apartment.”
“The contrast between his filigree, expressive wood base and the voluminous appearance of the seat upholstery gives the fauteuil his strong expressive character.”
“The concept was to create a fauteuil which surprises with lightness and convince with comfort.”
“There are a few of these words (PL: plaze, FR: plage; PL: meble FR: meubl; PL: fotel FR: fauteuil ... among others.)”
“He pointed indicating a pale fauteuil with wooden arms carved like tree limbs.”
“*The king and queen always had a fauteuil armchair to sit on.”
“In paintings like "Site domestique (au fusil espadon) avec tête d'inca et petit fauteuil à droite" (1966) or sculptures like "La jubilant" (1967), Dubuffet enters an architectural dimension.”
“There are a few of these words PL: plaze, FR: plage; PL: meble FR:meubl; PL: fotel FR: fauteuil... among others.”
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