parquet circle

parquet circle
noun Date: 1854 the part of the main floor of a theater that is beneath the galleries

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Parquet circle — That part of the lower floor of a theater with seats at the rear of the parquet and beneath the galleries; called also, esp. in U. S., {orchestra circle} or {parterre}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parquet circle — ☆ parquet circle n. the part of a theater beneath the balcony and behind the parquet on the main floor …   English World dictionary

  • parquet circle — noun seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies) • Syn: ↑parterre • Hypernyms: ↑seating, ↑seats, ↑seating room, ↑seating area • Part Holonyms: ↑theater, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • parquet circle — /ˈpakeɪ sɜkəl/ (say pahkay serkuhl) noun US a space with curving tiers of seats behind and around the parquet of a theatre, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • parquet circle — parterre (def. 1). [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • parquet circle — par′quet cir′cle n. archit. sbz parterre 1) • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • parquet — [pär kā′] n. [Fr, a small enclosed section < MFr parchet, dim. of parc,PARK ] ☆ 1. the main floor of a theater, esp. that part from the orchestra pit to the parquet circle: usually called orchestra 2. a flooring of parquetry vt. parqueted… …   English World dictionary

  • parquet — Synonyms and related words: auditorium, balcony, box, box seat, carpet, check, checker, checkerboard, checkerwork, chessboard, colors in patches, cover, crazy work, deck, dress circle, earth, fauteuil, floor, floor covering, flooring, gallery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parquet — I. transitive verb (parqueted; parqueting) Date: 1678 1. to furnish with a floor of parquet 2. to make of parquetry II. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, small enclosure, from parc park Date: 1816 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parquet — 1. noun a) a wooden floor made of parquetry b) the part of a theatre between the orchestra and the parquet circle 2. verb to lay or fit …   Wiktionary

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