verb (used with object), par·queted [pahr-keyd] /pɑrˈkeɪd/, par·quet·ing [pahr-key-ing] /pɑrˈkeɪ ɪŋ/.
Origin of parquet
Examples from the Web for parquet
Historical Examples of parquet
"Give us the truth," some one at the left of the parquet cried.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
There's a man over there in the parquet that I want to say a word to; don't wait for me.The Crusade of the Excelsior
The parquet floor was to be supplied with rugs of warm Eastern colours.The Lady of the Basement Flat
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Within, the wards are lined by glazed tiles, and the floors are of parquet.Holborn and Bloomsbury
Sir Walter Besant
Zollern tapped his cane on the parquet floor, rhythmically, persistently.A German Pompadour
Word Origin 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