pied-à-terre


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pied-à-terre

 (pyā-dä-târ′)
n. pl. pieds-à-terre (pyā-)
A secondary or temporary place of lodging.

[French : pied, foot + à, to, on + terre, ground.]

pied-à-terre

(ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛə)
n, pl pieds-à-terre (ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛə)
a flat, house, or other lodging for secondary or occasional use
[French, literally: foot on (the) ground]

pied-à-terre

(piˌeɪ dəˈtɛər, -dɑ-, ˌpyeɪ-)

n., pl. pieds-à-terre (piˌeɪ dəˈtɛər, -dɑ-, ˌpyeɪ-)
a residence, as an apartment, for part-time or temporary use.
[1820–30; < French: literally, foot on ground]
pied-a-terre - A small town house or rooms used for short residences (1829), from French "foot on the ground."
See also related terms for rooms.

pied-à-terre

A French term meaning foot on the ground, used to mean a house that the owner uses as a secondary home, such as an apartment in town.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pied-a-terre - lodging for occasional or secondary use; "they bought a pied-a-terre in London"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
Translations

pied-à-terre

[ˌpɪeɪdɑːˈtɛəʳ] N (pieds-à-terre (pl)) [ˌpjeɪdɑːˈtɛəʳ]segunda vivienda f (en una ciudad)

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pied-à-terre

[ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛəʳ] npied-à-terre m inv
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