Definitions

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

  • n. A piece of furniture with open shelves for small ornaments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of furniture having a number of uninclosed shelves or stages, one above another, for receiving articles of elegance or use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental piece of furniture consisting essentially of a set of open shelves intended for holding small ornamental objects.

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

  • n. a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments

Etymologies

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

French, from Old French estagiere, scaffold, from estage, floor; see stage.

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  • I'd hate to lose my keys in this apartment, I thought, as we passed through rooms whose tabletops and étagères were arranged with objets d'art.
    Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005), p. 123

    December 26, 2015

  • a kind of open shelving, including the tall thing that slots over my toilet

    December 2, 2006