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parch·ment

 (pärch′mənt)
n.
1. The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint.
2. A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material.
3. Paper made in imitation of this material.

[Middle English parchemin, parchement (influenced by Medieval Latin pergamentum), from Old French parchemin, from Late Latin pergamīna, variant of Latin pergamēna, from feminine of Pergamēnus, of Pergamum, from Greek Pergamēnos, after Pergamon (Pergamum).]

parchment

(ˈpɑːtʃmənt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the skin of certain animals, such as sheep, treated to form a durable material, as for bookbinding, or (esp formerly) manuscripts
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a manuscript, bookbinding, etc, made of or resembling this material
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a type of stiff yellowish paper resembling parchment
[C13: from Old French parchemin, via Latin from Greek pergamēnē, from Pergamēnos of Pergamum (where parchment was made); the form of Old French parchemin was influenced by parche leather, from Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather)]
ˈparchmenty adj

parch•ment

(ˈpɑrtʃ mənt)

n.
1. the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for writing on.
2. a manuscript or document on such material.
3. a stiff off-white paper treated to resemble this material.
4. a diploma.
[1275–1325; late Middle English; Middle English parchemin < Old French < Gallo-Romance *particamīnum, b. Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather) and Medieval Latin pergamīnum, Late Latin pergamēnum, for Pergamēna charta paper of Pergamum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskinparchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskin
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
2.parchment - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
vellum - fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
Translations
رَق، جِلْد للكِتابَه
pergamen
pergament
pergamenttipergamenttipaperi
pergamen
pergament, bókfell
pergamentas
pergaments
pergamen

parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] Npergamino m

parchment

[ˈpɑːrtʃmənt] nparchemin m

parchment

nPergament nt

parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] npergamena

parchment

(ˈpaːtʃmənt) noun
a (piece of a) material used for writing on, made from animal skin. Medieval men often wrote on parchment.
References in classic literature ?
This young man--his name is Matthew Maule--professes, so far as I can understand him, to be able to discover, through your means, a certain paper or parchment, which was missing long before your birth.
Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
They left a great, wide wake, as though continually unrolling a great wide parchment upon the sea.
She had shrunk all up with her rheumatism since Jurgis had seen her last, and her yellow parchment face stared up at him from a little above the level of the doorknob.
Haley produced, from a well-worn valise, a parchment, which, after looking over it a moment, he handed to Mr.
My civil neighbor, the tax-gatherer, is the very man I have to deal with--for it is, after all, with men and not with parchment that I quarrel--and he has voluntarily chosen to be an agent of the government.
The prayers that did begin then, and the lamentations in sackcloth and ashes, and the holy processions, none of these have ceased nor night nor day; and so the monks and the nuns and the foundlings be all exhausted, and do hang up prayers writ upon parchment, sith that no strength is left in man to lift up voice.
The diplomas had been presented, and each girl, after giving furtive touches to her hair, sly tweaks to her muslin skirts, and caressing pats to her sash, had gone forward to receive the roll of parchment with a bow that had been the subject of anxious thought for weeks.
The idea of those Devonshire girls, among the dry law-stationers and the attorneys' offices; and of the tea and toast, and children's songs, in that grim atmosphere of pounce and parchment, red-tape, dusty wafers, ink-jars, brief and draft paper, law reports, writs, declarations, and bills of costs; seemed almost as pleasantly fanciful as if I had dreamed that the Sultan's famous family had been admitted on the roll of attorneys, and had brought the talking bird, the singing tree, and the golden water into Gray's Inn Hall.
But Rebecca put another interpretation on the words extorted as it were from Bois-Guilbert, and glancing her eye upon the slip of parchment which she continued to hold in her hand, she read written thereupon in the Arabian character, Demand a Champion
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
The settlers of all the former European colonies had contented themselves with the powers conferred upon them by their respective charters, without looking beyond the seal of the royal parchment for the measure of their rights and the rule of their duties.