Origin of carrefour
Examples from the Web for carrefour
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of carrefour
At this moment the baying of the pack was again heard near the carrefour.
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
All the hunters therefore, with the exception of Charles and a few piqueurs, found themselves reassembled at the carrefour.
The hounds are unleashed and sent forward, while at the carrefour, the noise dies down to a murmur or an expectant hush.In Vanity Fair
Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
At the same moment he turned the corner; the carrefour lay before him, overgrown, silent, deserted.Lorraine
Robert W. Chambers
Word Origin 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.