- a gold coin of France, first issued in the early 14th century, which bears a figure of the king seated on a large throne.
- an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Edward III.
Origin of chaise
Definition for chaise (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for chaise
Sprawled on chaise lounges with their knees high in the air and their legs spread wide.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When he came back, he testified, they were getting coital on a chaise longue.
She rang the bell, to enquire whether she might now have a chaise.The Wanderer (Volume 5 of 5)|Fanny Burney
But when Sam Semple came back it was in a chaise, with much splendour, as in due course you shall hear.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
Mrs. Throckmorton carries us to-morrow in her chaise to Chicheley.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The chaise seems whirling along, so that the coach, meeting it, seems embarrassed and striving to get out of the way.Pickwickian Manners and Customs|Percy Fitzgerald
And amidst the yo—yoing of the whole four, the chaise stopped.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for chaise
Word Origin for chaise
Word Origin and History for chaise
1701, "pleasure carriage," from French chaise "chair" (15c.), dialectal variant of chaire (see chair (n.)) due to 15c.-16c. Parisian accent swapping of -r- and -s-, a habit often satirized by French writers. French chair and chaise then took respectively the senses of "high seat, throne, pulpit" and "chair, seat." Chaise lounge (1800) is corruption of French chaise longue "long chair," the second word confused in English with lounge.