valet


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val·et

 (vă-lā′, văl′ā, văl′ĭt)
n.
1. A man's male servant, who takes care of his clothes and performs other personal services.
2. An employee, as in a hotel or on a ship, who performs personal services for guests or passengers.
3. A person who parks and retrieves cars for patrons of restaurants, theaters, and other business establishments.
v. val·et·ed, val·et·ing, val·ets
v.tr.
To act as a personal servant to; attend.
v.intr.
To work as a valet.

[Middle English valette, from Old French vaslet, valet, servant, squire, from Vulgar Latin *vassellitus, diminutive of *vassus, vassal; see vassal.]

valet

(ˈvælɪt; ˈvæleɪ)
n
1. (Professions) a manservant who acts as personal attendant to his employer, looking after his clothing, serving his meals, etc. French name: valet de chambre
2. (Professions) a manservant who attends to the requirements of patrons in a hotel, passengers on board ship, etc; steward
vb, -ets, -eting or -eted
3. to act as a valet for (a person)
4. (tr) to clean the bodywork and interior of (a car) as a professional service
[C16: from Old French vaslet page, from Medieval Latin vassus servant; see vassal]

val•et

(væˈleɪ, ˈvæl ɪt, ˈvæl eɪ)
n.
1. a male servant who attends to the personal needs of his employer, as by taking care of clothing; manservant.
2. an employee who cares for the clothing of patrons of a hotel, passengers on a ship, etc.
3. a stand or rack for holding coats, hats, etc.
v.t., v.i.
4. to serve as a valet.
[1560–70; < French; Middle French va(s)let squire =vas- (< Medieval Latin vassus servant) + -let -let; see vassal]

valet


Past participle: valeted
Gerund: valeting

Imperative
valet
valet
Present
I valet
you valet
he/she/it valets
we valet
you valet
they valet
Preterite
I valeted
you valeted
he/she/it valeted
we valeted
you valeted
they valeted
Present Continuous
I am valeting
you are valeting
he/she/it is valeting
we are valeting
you are valeting
they are valeting
Present Perfect
I have valeted
you have valeted
he/she/it has valeted
we have valeted
you have valeted
they have valeted
Past Continuous
I was valeting
you were valeting
he/she/it was valeting
we were valeting
you were valeting
they were valeting
Past Perfect
I had valeted
you had valeted
he/she/it had valeted
we had valeted
you had valeted
they had valeted
Future
I will valet
you will valet
he/she/it will valet
we will valet
you will valet
they will valet
Future Perfect
I will have valeted
you will have valeted
he/she/it will have valeted
we will have valeted
you will have valeted
they will have valeted
Future Continuous
I will be valeting
you will be valeting
he/she/it will be valeting
we will be valeting
you will be valeting
they will be valeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been valeting
you have been valeting
he/she/it has been valeting
we have been valeting
you have been valeting
they have been valeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been valeting
you will have been valeting
he/she/it will have been valeting
we will have been valeting
you will have been valeting
they will have been valeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been valeting
you had been valeting
he/she/it had been valeting
we had been valeting
you had been valeting
they had been valeting
Conditional
I would valet
you would valet
he/she/it would valet
we would valet
you would valet
they would valet
Past Conditional
I would have valeted
you would have valeted
he/she/it would have valeted
we would have valeted
you would have valeted
they would have valeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valet - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employervalet - a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man"
body servant - a valet or personal maid
manservant - a man servant
Verb1.valet - serve as a personal attendant tovalet - serve as a personal attendant to  
wait on, attend to, assist, attend, serve - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"

valet

noun manservant, man, attendant, gentleman's gentleman He stayed on to serve his master as valet and then butler.
Translations
خادِم يَعْتَني بِملابِس سيِّده
komorníksluha
kammertjener
einkaòjónn
sulainis
komorník
vale

valet

[ˈvæleɪ]
A. N
1. (= person) (in hotel or household) → ayuda m de cámara
2. (for car) → lavado m y limpieza f, limpieza f completa
B. VT [+ car] → lavar y limpiar, hacer una limpieza completa de
C. CPD valet parking N (US) → servicio m de aparcamiento a cargo del hotel

valet

[ˈvæleɪ ˈvælɪt]
nvalet m de chambre
vt (= clean) [+ vehicle] → nettoyervalet parking nservice m de voituriervalet service n
(for clothes)pressing m
(for car)nettoyage m complet

valet

nKammerdiener m; valet serviceReinigungsdienst m

valet

[ˈvæleɪ] ncameriere m personale

valet

(ˈvӕlit) , (ˈvӕlei) noun
a manservant who looks after his master's clothes etc. His valet laid out his evening suit.
References in classic literature ?
Peter Quint--his own man, his valet, when he was here
The white child's name was Thomas a Becket Driscoll, the other's name was Valet de Chambre: no surname--slaves hadn't the privilege.
You could not now traverse the gallery, once so hushed, nor enter the front chambers, once so tenantless, without encountering a smart lady's-maid or a dandy valet.
But the frightened valet had got down in a hurry, and there were twenty hands at the horses' bridles.
Gladstone, I wonder, instruct his valet "to pack his Gladstone"?
Hunter was steady, that we knew; Joyce was a doubtful case--a pleasant, polite man for a valet and to brush one's clothes, but not entirely fitted for a man of war.
It happened, one morning early, that my master sent for me by the sorrel nag, who was his valet.
He was a hero to his valet, who bullied him, and a terror to most of his relations, whom he bullied in turn.
The Vicomte de Chagny hurriedly consulted a railway guide, dressed as quickly as he could, wrote a few lines for his valet to take to his brother and jumped into a cab which brought him to the Gare Montparnasse just in time to miss the morning train.
The valet now threw open a door and ushered me into the presence of his master.
But I quitted France five years ago, and, wishing to taste the sweets of domestic life, took service as a valet here in England.
No, your Excellency," replied the valet de chambre, "the Master of the Hounds came this morning to inform him that he had marked down a stag.