- a ceiling, whether flat or arched, especially one of decorative character.
Origin of plafond
Related Words for plafondbeam, plaster, roof, covert, dome, canopy, groin, timber, roofing, housetop, baldachin, plafond
Examples from the Web for plafond
Historical Examples of plafond
Oui, messieurs, he was right, and such a plafond is not produced in a day.Fragments of an Autobiography
Have some paper cases ready, which lay on a plafond with some paper underneath.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery
A. G. Payne
This picture is the finished sketch of a plafond now at Dijon, the birth-place of the painter.
Beautiful oil-paintings, in tasteful gold frames, ornament the plafond; but the magnificent chandelier is the greatest curiosity.Visit to Iceland
As I was poking about, two urchins accosted me and asked if I would like to see the plafond.A Spring Walk in Provence
- a ceiling, esp one having ornamentation
- a card game, a precursor of contract bridge
Word Origin for plafond
- An anatomical part or surface that is farthest from the midline of the body, especially the articular surface of the distal end of the tibia.