Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inlay of wood, often of different colors, that is worked into a geometric pattern or mosaic and is used especially for floors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The technique of applying wooden tiles or veneers to create a decorative geometrical pattern on floors, furniture etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of joinery or cabinet-work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other patterns, generally of different colors, -- used especially for floors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mosaic of woodwork used for floors, wainscoting, and the like.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor

Etymologies

French parqueterie, from parquet; see parquet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Get a set of pattern blocks also called parquetry blocks.

    Testing for Kindergarten

  • Whether you have parquetry blocks or any of the other materials suggested in the chapter, try making designs and having your child copy what you make.

    Testing for Kindergarten

  • Some examples include: sorting and classifying with manipulatives, playing board games and dominoes, working with large blocks for young children, smaller blocks for older kids, playing with linking cubes and parquetry blocks, stringing beads, making patterns with food, and playing with puzzles.

    Testing for Kindergarten

  • A lacquered parquetry table stood in the center, surrounded by colorful silk cushions.

    THE RIVER KINGSā€™ ROAD

  • In this context, the high voltage sexuality that bubbles up through the parquetry of the Belasco House seems made-to-order for a sexless, emotionally dead world - a consummation devoutly to be wish'd.

    The Mount Everest of Haunted Houses

  • Best known these days for the likes of Windex window cleaner and Raid insecticide, closely held Johnson Wax was founded as a parquetry maker 123 years ago and then took up manufacturing carnauba-wax products to protect its relatively delicate flooring.

    Wright's House of Wax

  • She dies, slackjawed and popeyed, squirting her life's blood out onto the parquetry as her killer beats a hasty retreat.

    31 Screams: Uta Levka

  • So, too, do designers of parquetry, roof tilers, ceramic painters and many more.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Ms R was only really planning to make the conquest not do the deed, but her friend was right: despite the fact that the man probably had an apartment with parquetry floors and windows giving an unparalleled view of Paris through which they could look out of while they lay in bed and smoked cigarettes, it was far more fun to speculate.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Slip sliding over the parquetry to the chaise lounge across the way, he fell upon her, raising her legs as he hammered into her in the total aberration of mindless oblivion.

    Sexy Beast IV

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