[ loo-ver ]

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

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Other definitions for Louvre (2 of 2)

[ loo-vruh ]

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

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British Dictionary definitions for louvre (1 of 2)


US louver

/ (ˈluːvə) /

    • any of a set of horizontal parallel slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air

    • Also called: louvre boards the slats together with the frame supporting them

  1. architect a lantern or turret that allows smoke to escape

Origin of louvre

C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for Louvre (2 of 2)


/ (French luvrə) /

  1. 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


[ (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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