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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)

pied-à-terre

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pied-à-terre

[ˌpjeɪtɑːˈtɛəʳ] npied-à-terre m inv
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They have, one, Ducie Street; two, Howards End, where my great rumpus was; three, a country seat in Shropshire; four, Charles has a house in Hilton; and five, another near Epsom; and six, Evie will have a house when she marries, and probably a pied-a-terre in the country--which makes seven.
Offering a suite of services, we provide solutions for either condominium and coop rental owners, pied-a-terre owners, or a combination of both.
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Fell's snug pied-a-terre had a washing machine, two tumble driers, a microwave, oven, hob, fridge, freezer and en suite loo.
But they also needed a London pied-a-terre for Neal to use for work during the week.
Cap Maison, with 22 villas suites, is one of just 13 hotels from around the world to place in this category, being recognized for its high style and pied-a-terre feel, said Arabella Bowen, Fodor's Travel executive editorial director.
Palm Views East and West will feature 192 pied-a-terre style studios priced at AED1m (US$272,250).
On landing, her PA headed straight for the store to pick out a grey and silver pied-a-terre chaise lounge, 2 n'espresso coffee machines and some 'shabby chic' fine bone china cups and saucers and a cake-plate," Contactmusic quoted a source as telling BANG Showbiz.
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In a neat inversion of the usual rural holiday home brief, the house is for a couple who usually reside in the countryside and wanted a city pied-a-terre.
The Country Living arrangement is a modern, country-in-the-city living space; House Beautiful created a sophisticated home for a single woman and her college-age daughter; O at Home designed a stylish and elegant setting tailored to do-it-yourself decorators; and Veranda designed a luxurious pied-a-terre.