Escritoire

  • 1 escritoire — Escritoire. s. f. Ce qui contient ou renferme les choses necessaires pour escrire, encre, papier, plume, canif, &c. Escritoire qu on porte sur soy. escritoire à calemard & cornet avec des pendants. escritoire de corne, d yvoire, de cuivre.… …

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  • 2 Escritoire — Es cri*toire , n. [OF. escritoire, F. [ e]critoire, LL. scriptorium, fr. L. scriptorius belonging to writing, fr. sribere to write. See {Script}, and cf. {Scrutoire}.] A piece of furniture used as a writing table, commonly with drawers,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 escritoire — 1706, from Fr. écritoire (12c.), from L.L. scriptorium (see SCRIPTORIUM (Cf. scriptorium)) …

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  • 4 escritoire — ► NOUN ▪ a small writing desk with drawers and compartments. ORIGIN French, from Latin scriptorium room for writing …

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  • 5 escritoire — [es΄kri twär′] n. [OFr escriptoire < LL scriptorium, metallic style for writing on wax tablets < pp. of L scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] a writing desk or table; secretary …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 escritoire — UK [ˌeskrəˈtwɑː] / US [ˌeskrɪˈtwɑr] noun [countable] Word forms escritoire : singular escritoire plural escritoires a small desk with drawers …

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  • 7 Escritoire — An escritoire is a small, portable writing desk with a sloping front door, hinged at the bottom edge, that can be opened downwards to provide a writing surface. It is usually larger than a lap desk. The interior may contain small drawers designed …

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  • 8 escritoire — Une escritoire, Theca calamaria, Calamarium …

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  • 9 escritoire — noun Etymology: obsolete French, writing desk, scriptorium, from Medieval Latin scriptorium Date: 1664 a writing table or desk; specifically secretary 4b …

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  • 10 escritoire — /es kri twahr /, n. See writing desk (def. 1). [1605 15; < F, MF < L scriptorium. See SCRIBE1, TORY2] * * * …

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  • 11 escritoire — noun /ˌɛskriˈtwɑː,ˌɛskrɪˈtwɑːr/ A writing desk with a hinged door that provides the writing surface. Syn: bureau, secretary See Also: escritorial …

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  • 12 escritoire — es|cri|toire [ˌeskrıˈtwa: US ˈtwa:r] n formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: Medieval Latin scriptorium, from Latin scriptus; SCRIPT] a small writing desk …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 escritoire — es|cri|toire [ ,eskrı twar ] noun count a small desk with drawers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 escritoire — es·cri·toire || ‚eskriː twɑː n. writing desk, secretary (piece of furniture) …

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  • 15 escritoire — [ˌɛskri: twα:] noun a small writing desk with drawers and compartments. Origin C16: from Fr., from med. L. scriptorium (see scriptorium) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 escritoire — n. [Fr.] Writing desk, secretary …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 escritoire — noun (C) French a small writing desk …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 escritoire — es·cri·toire …

    English syllables

  • 19 escritoire — es•cri•toire [[t]ˌɛs krɪˈtwɑr[/t]] n. fur writing desk 1) • Etymology: 1605–15; < F, MF < ML scrīptōrium scriptorium …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 escritoire — /ɛskrɪˈtwa/ (say eskri twah) noun a writing desk. {French, from Late Latin scriptōria, for scriptōrium. See scriptorium} …

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