- a rectangular shape given to a small gem, especially a diamond, by cutting and polishing.
- a gem having this shape.
- Architecture. a small convex molding, especially one of semicircular section.
- a long, narrow loaf of French bread.
Origin of baguette
Examples from the Web for baguette
He and I spent 48 hours in Seoul together a few years ago, and we pretty much only ate at Paris Baguette.
In Shanghai, my brother and I would get breakfast at this great Korean chain called Paris Baguette.
I remember scurrying back to the hotel, baguette in hand with the pâté tucked under my arm.For the Love of Pâté
January 5, 2011
Cut a sandwich-length piece of baguette and slice it open like you would to make a hero.Would You Eat This Sandwich?
October 4, 2010
You can start the day with a croissant and baguette, then end the day in a bistro or some place high-end, like Pierre Gagnaire.Fresh Picks
September 7, 2010
Standing where there was no water, the baguette remained motionless.
After seeing him do this repeatedly, the whole party tried the baguette in succession, but without effect.
I found the baguette turn very strong, so that it soon twisted and broke.
I think I must put just a baguette d'or on the drawings, and when you see them on my walls I don't think you will disapprove.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton
Mrs. Russell Barrington
The baguette of Delille is no shepherd's crook; it has more the fashion of a drumstick,—baguette de tambour.
- a narrow French stick loaf
- a small gem cut as a long rectangle
- the shape of such a gem
- architect a small moulding having a semicircular cross section
Word Origin and History for baguette
1727, a type of architectural ornament, from French baguette (16c.), from Italian bacchetta, literally "a small rod," diminutive of bacchio "rod," from Latin baculum "a stick" (see bacillus). Meaning "a diamond cut long" is from 1926; that of "a long, thin loaf of French bread" is from 1958.