Origin of carrel
- A·lex·is [uh-lek-sis; French a-lek-see] /əˈlɛk sɪs; French a lɛkˈsi/, 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, in U.S. 1905–39: Nobel Prize 1912.
Related Words for carrelbox, counter, pew, hut, stall, corner, cubicle, slot, alcove, locker, cell, chamber, carriage, niche, recess, section, nook, pocket, cranny, place
Examples from the Web for carrel
Historical Examples of carrel
Sir, replied Carrel, I can never regard a duel as a bonne fortune.
Girardin asked Carrel to wait until he also could have a friend present.
Carrel made the fire, boiled the water, and prepared our coffee.Hours of Exercise in the Alps
She used to sit at Carrel's, and during the pose she would sing.Trilby
George Du Maurier
Carrel placed a chair for her before the table and resumed his own.A Bed of Roses
W. L. George
- a small individual study room or private desk, often in a library, where a student or researcher can work undisturbed
Word Origin for carrel
- Alexis (əˈlɛksɪs; French alɛksi). 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, active in the US (1905–39): developed a method of suturing blood vessels, making the transplantation of arteries and organs possible: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1912
1590s, "study in a cloister," from Medieval Latin carula "small study in a cloister," of unknown origin; perhaps from Latin corolla "little crown, garland," used in various senses of "ring" (e.g. of Stonehenge: "þis Bretons renged about þe feld, þe karole of þe stones beheld," 1330); extended to precincts and spaces enclosed by rails, etc. Specific sense of "private cubicle in a library" is from 1919.
- French-born American surgeon and biologist. He won a 1912 Nobel Prize for his work on vascular ligature and grafting of blood vessels and organs.