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

  • n. A mixture, such as plaster or roughcast, used to coat walls and line chimneys.
  • n. Ornamental work in plaster.
  • n. A cement mixture used to waterproof outer walls.
  • transitive v. To cover or adorn with parget.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Gypsum or plaster stone.
  • n. Plaster, as for lining the interior of flues, or for stuccowork.
  • n. Paint, especially for the face.
  • v. To coat with parget; to plaster, as walls, or the interior of flues; as, to parget the outside of their houses.
  • v. To paint; to cover over.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To coat with parget; to plaster, as walls, or the interior of flues.
  • transitive v. To paint; to cover over.
  • intransitive v. To lay on plaster.
  • intransitive v. To paint, as the face.
  • n. Gypsum or plaster stone.
  • n. Plaster, as for lining the interior of flues, or for stuccowork.
  • n. Paint, especially for the face.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with parget or plaster; ornament with pargeting.
  • To paint; cover or daub with paint.
  • Hence To gloss over; disguise.
  • To cover something with parget or plaster.
  • To lay on paint.
  • n. Gypsum or plaster-stone.
  • n. Plaster; specifically, a kind of mortar formed of lime, hair, and cow-dung.
  • n. Plaster-work; especially, a more or less ornamental facing for exterior walls, decorated with figures in relief or sunk in the surface; pargeting.
  • n. Paint, especially paint for the face.

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

  • v. apply ornamental plaster to
  • n. plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys

Etymologies

Middle English, probably from pargetten, to parget, from Old French pargeter, parjeter, to throw about (par-, intensive pref. from Latin per; + jeter, to throw from Latin iactāre, frequentative of iacere; see yē- in Indo-European roots) and from Old French porgeter, to roughcast a wall (por-, forward ultimately from Latin porrō; + iactāre, to throw).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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