louvre

[ loo-ver ]
/ ˈlu vər /

noun, verb (used with object), lou·vred, lou·vring.Chiefly British.

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Definition for louvre (2 of 2)

Louvre
[ loo-vruh ]
/ ˈlu vrə /

noun

a national museum in Paris, France, since 1793: formerly a royal palace.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Louvre

louver, Louvre , lover.
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British Dictionary definitions for louvre (1 of 2)

louvre

US louver

/ (ˈluːvə) /

noun

  1. any of a set of horizontal parallel slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air
  2. Also called: louvre boards the slats together with the frame supporting them
architect a lantern or turret that allows smoke to escape

Word Origin for louvre

C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for louvre (2 of 2)

Louvre
/ (French luvrə) /

noun

the national museum and art gallery of France, in Paris: formerly a royal palace, begun in 1546; used for its present purpose since 1793
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Cultural definitions for louvre

Louvre
[ (loohv, loohv-ruh) ]

An art museum in Paris, formerly a royal palace. The Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and thousands of other works of art are exhibited there.

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