hors d'oeuvre
noun (plural hors d'oeuvres; also hors d'oeuvre) Etymology: French hors-d'œuvre, literally, outside of the work Date: 1714 any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers

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  • hors d'oeuvre — hors d oeuvre …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Hors d'oeuvre — Sn Vorspeise, Nebensache per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. hors d oeuvre Nebensache (eigentlich außerhalb des Werks ). Hauptanwendungsbereich des Wortes ist die Bezeichung der Vorspeisen, für die das Wort auch entlehnt …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hors d'oeuvre — [ôr΄dʉrv′; ] Fr [ ō̂r dë′vr ] n. pl. hors d oeuvres [dʉrvz′] or Fr. hors d oeuvre [dë′vr ] [Fr, lit., outside of work < hors, outside (< L foris) + de, of (see DE ) + oeuvre, work (< L opera, works)] a small portion of a tasty food… …   English World dictionary

  • hors d'oeuvre — 1714, as an adverb, out of the ordinary, from Fr. hors d oeuvre, outside the ordinary courses (of a meal), lit. apart from the main work, from hors, variant of fors outside (from L. fortis) + de from + oeuvre work, from L. opera, (see OPUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • hors-d'oeuvre — hors d oeu·vre s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} antipasto {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1766. ETIMO: fr. hors d oeuvre propr. parte aggiunta di una costruzione , comp. di hors fuori e oeuvre opera …   Dizionario italiano

  • hors-d'oeuvre — n. m. inv. d1./d ARCHI Pièce qui fait saillie, dans un édifice. d2./d Cour. Mets servi au début du repas. Des hors d oeuvre variés …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hors-d'oeuvre — /fr. ˌɔrˈdœvʀ/ [vc. fr., letteralmente «fuori (hors) d opera (d oeuvre)», col significato di «parte accessoria»] loc. sost. m. inv. antipasto, stuzzichino, appetizer (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Hors d'oeuvre — Hors d [oe]uvre ; pl. {Hors d [oe]uveres}. [F., lit., outside of work.] 1. Something unusual or extraordinary. [R.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A dish served as a relish, usually at the beginning of a meal. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hors d'oeuvre — ► NOUN (pl. same or hors d oeuvres) ▪ a savoury appetizer. ORIGIN French, outside the work …   English terms dictionary

  • hors-d’oeuvre — /ɔr dœvr/ s.m., fr. (propr. fuor d opera ), in ital. invar. (gastron.) [ciò che si mangia all inizio del pasto, per stuzzicare l appetito] ▶◀ antipasto, entrata, (fam.) stuzzichini …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • hors d'oeuvre — [ ,ɔr dɜrv ] noun count a food served in small amounts before the main COURSE of a meal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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