- a crossroads; road junction.
- a public square, plaza; marketplace.
Origin of carrefour
Examples from the Web for carrefour
French retail giant Carrefour has sold all its stores in Greece to its local partner for … one euro!Greece Going for Yard Sale Prices
June 15, 2012
The voices came nearer; two people were approaching the carrefour.
From the carrefour Jack turned to the left straight into the heart of the forest.
And now he passed the carrefour where he and Lorraine had first met.
The carrefour whence it started was the busiest spot of the whole district.Historic Paris
Jetta S. Wolff
It is so easy to take a wrong turning at the cross-roads of life, and assuredly Denise stood at a carrefour now.The Isle of Unrest
Henry Seton Merriman
- a rare word for crossroads
- a public square, esp one at the intersection of several roads
Word Origin and History for carrefour
late 15c., "place where four ways meet," from Old French carrefor (13c., quarrefour), from Latin quadrifurcus "four-forked," from quatuor "four" (see four) + furca "fork" (see fork (n.)). "Formerly quite naturalized, but now treated only as French" [OED]. Englished variant carfax is from Middle English carfourkes.