from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornamental flower garden having the beds and paths arranged to form a pattern.
- n. See parquet circle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flowerbed, particularly an elevated one (Wikipedia).
- n. A garden with paths between such flowerbeds.
- n. A theater balcony, especially in an opera house; above the box seats, but definitely below family circle (Wikipedia).
- n. An apartment balcony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornamental and diversified arrangement of beds or plots, in which flowers are cultivated, with intervening spaces of gravel or turf for walking on.
- n. The pit of a theater; the parquet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In horticulture, a system of beds of different shapes and sizes in which flowers are cultivated, arranged in some design or plan, with intervening spaces of gravel or turf.
- n. The part of the floor of a theater beneath the galleries: in some modern English theaters called the pit—a sense to be distinguished from the original meaning of pit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
- n. seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
French, from Old French, ornamental garden, from par terre, on the ground : par, over, on; see paramount + terre, ground (from Old French, from Latin terra, earth).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)