or ré·seau

[ rey-zoh, ruh- ]

noun,plural re·seaux [rey-zohz, -zoh, ruh-], /reɪˈzoʊz, -ˈzoʊ, rə-/, re·seaus.
  1. a network.

  2. a netted or meshed ground in lace.

  1. Astronomy. a network of fine lines on a glass plate, used in a photographic telescope to produce a corresponding network on photographs of the stars.

  2. Meteorology. a system of weather stations under the direction of a single agency or cooperating for common goals.

  3. Photography. a screen having minute colored filters, used in some forms of color photography.

Origin of reseau

1570–80; <French réseau,Old French resel, diminutive of rais net <Vulgar Latin *rētis (singular) or *rētēs (plural), for Latin rēte

Words Nearby reseau Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for reseau


/ (ˈrɛzəʊ) /

nounplural -seaux (-zəʊ, -zəʊz) or -seaus
  1. a mesh background to a lace or other pattern

  2. astronomy a network of fine lines cut into a glass plate used as a reference grid on star photographs

  1. photog a screen covered in a regular pattern of minute coloured dots or lines, formerly used in colour photography

Origin of reseau

C19: from French, from Old French resel a little net, from rais net, from Latin rēte

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