verb (used with object), par·queted [pahr-keyd] /pɑrˈkeɪd/, par·quet·ing [pahr-key-ing] /pɑrˈkeɪ ɪŋ/.
Examples from the Web for parquet
Such plans in themselves are equally appropriate to the floor in the form of paving and parquet.Line and Form (1900)|Walter Crane
The parquet floor was inlaid with rare hardwoods from a hundred different worlds.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
The chorus occupied the central place in front of the stage, much in the same location as the parquet is now.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
Here also the sombrero reigned supreme in dress circle and on parquet floor, and smoking was everywhere indulged in.On the Mexican Highlands|William Seymour Edwards
Procureurs-gnraux and avocats-gnraux are also attached to the parquet, or permanent official staff, of the courts of appeal.
British Dictionary definitions for parquet
Word Origin for parquet
Word Origin and History for parquet
1816, "patterned wooden flooring," from French parquet "wooden flooring; enclosed portion of a park," from Old French parchet (14c.) "small compartment, part of a park or theater," diminutive of parc (see park (n.)).
Meaning "part of a theater auditorium at the front of the ground floor" is first recorded 1848. The noun use in English has been influenced by the verb (attested from 1640s, from French parqueter. Related: Parquetry