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maî·tre d'hô·tel

 (mā′trə dō-tĕl′)
n. pl. maî·tres d'hô·tel (mā′trə dō-tĕl′)
1. A headwaiter.
2. A major-domo.
3. A sauce of melted butter, chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

[French maître d'hôtel : maître, master + de, of + hôtel, house.]

maître d'hôtel

(ˌmɛtrə dəʊˈtɛl; French mɛtrə dotɛl)
n, pl maîtres d'hôtel
1. (Professions) a head waiter or steward
2. (Professions) the manager or owner of a hotel
[C16: from French: master of (the) hotel]

maître d'hôtel

A French phrase meaning master of the hotel, used to mean a headwaiter or major-domo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maître d'hôtel - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customersmaitre d'hotel - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room
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The maitre d'hotel and several waiters came hurrying up towards the prostrate figure, by the side of which Major Thomson was already kneeling.
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In the morning I sent for the maitre d'hotel, and explained to him that, in future, my bill was to be rendered to me personally.
Ask day after to-morrow to have a pie supplied you by the new confectioner opposite the castle, and who is no other than Noirmont, your former maitre d'hotel.
Then he gave some further order to an attentive maitre d'hotel and glanced around to be sure that they were not overheard.
And those shades of the other kind such as Baptiste with the shaven diplomatic face, the maitre d'hotel in charge of the petit salon, taking my hat and stick from me with a deferential remark: "Monsieur is not very often seen nowadays.
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You'd be wise to book as soon as you arrive; the helpful maitre d'hotel squeezed in our testers.
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Maitre d'hotel of sorts, she is that and much more.
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