Louver
Louver \Lou"ver\, n. To supply with louvers. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Louver — Lou ver, Louvre Lou vre, n. [OE. lover, OF. lover, lovier; or l ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. {Overt}.] (Arch.) A small lantern. See {Lantern}, 2 (a) . [Written also {lover}, {loover},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • louver — ● louver verbe transitif (de louve 2) Soulever avec la louve. ⇒LOUVER, verbe trans. Creuser une pierre pour y introduire une louve; soulever une pierre avec une louve (v. loup II B 2). Louver une pierre (Ac.). Prononc. et Orth.:[luve]. Att. ds Ac …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • louver — [lo͞o′vər] n. [ME luver < MFr lover < MDu love, gallery (in a theater), akin to OHG louba: see LODGE] 1. an open turret or lantern on the roof of a medieval building 2. a) a window or opening furnished with a series of overlapping,… …   English World dictionary

  • louver — also louvre, early 14c., domed turret like structure atop a building to disperse smoke and admit light, from O.Fr. lovier, of uncertain origin. One theory connects it to M.L. *lodarium, which might be from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. louba… …   Etymology dictionary

  • louver — louvered, adj. /looh veuhr/, n. 1. any of a series of narrow openings framed at their longer edges with slanting, overlapping fins or slats, adjustable for admitting light and air while shutting out rain. 2. a fin or slat framing such an opening …   Universalium

  • Louver — For the French museum, see the Louvre A louver (American English) or louvre (British English), from the French l ouvert ; the open one ) is a window, blind or shutter with horizontal or, less often, vertical slats, which are angled to admit light …   Wikipedia

  • louver — or louvre noun Etymology: Middle English lover, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. a roof lantern or turret often with slatted apertures for escape of smoke or admission of light in a medieval building 2. a. an opening provided with one or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • LOUVER — v. a. Faire un trou dans une pierre, pour y mettre la louve. Louver une pierre. LOUVÉ, ÉE. participe …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • LOUVER — v. tr. T. d’Arts Faire un trou dans une pierre pour y mettre la louve. Louver une pierre …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • louver — A slotted opening in the structure that acts as an inlet of air. The amount of air may be controlled by opening or closing the openings in the louver …   Aviation dictionary

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