Parisian


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Par·is 1

 (păr′ĭs)
n. Greek Mythology
The prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen provoked the Trojan War.

Par·is 2

 (păr′ĭs)
The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country. Founded as a Gallic fishing village on an island in the Seine River, Paris was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 bc. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after ad 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from 1940 to 1944.

Pa·ris′ian (pə-rē′zhən, -rĭz′ē-ən) adj. & n.

Parisian

(pəˈrɪzɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Paris or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Paris

Pa•ri•sian

(pəˈrɪʒ ən, -ˈri ʒən, -ˈrɪz i ən)

n.
1. a native or resident of Paris, France.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to Paris, France.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Parisian - a native or resident of ParisParisian - a native or resident of Paris  
capital of France, City of Light, French capital, Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
French person, Frenchman, Frenchwoman - a person of French nationality
Parisienne - a female native or resident of Paris
Adj.1.Parisian - of or relating to or characteristic of Paris or its inhabitants; "Parisian restaurants can be expensive"
Translations
PariserPariserinpariserisch
pariisitarpariislane
pariisilainen

Parisian

[pəˈrɪzɪən]
A. ADJparisiense, parisino
B. Nparisiense mf

Parisian

[pəˈrɪziən]
adjparisien(ne)
nParisien(ne) m/f

Parisian

adjPariser inv; she is Parisiansie ist Pariserin
nPariser(in) m(f)

Parisian

[pəˈrɪzɪən]
1. adj & nparigino/a
References in classic literature ?
At Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant in Soho, where Paul worked, there were none of these things; and Paul himself, though he certainly moved swiftly, was by no means noiseless.
For she was a Carlist, and of Basque blood at that, with something of a lioness in the expression of her courageous face (especially when she let her hair down), and with the volatile little soul of a sparrow dressed in fine Parisian feathers, which had the trick of coming off disconcertingly at unexpected moments.
I could now well distinguish the difference between the fine and pure Parisian utterance of M.
When the public dinner was over, Francis entered the room, and was welcomed by his Parisian colleague, literally, with open arms.
After dinner we felt like seeing such Parisian specialties as we might see without distressing exertion, and so we sauntered through the brilliant streets and looked at the dainty trifles in variety stores and jewelry shops.
Recollect that Parisian gossip has spoken of a marriage between myself and Mlle.
I have taken up my residence in a French family, in a real Parisian house.
In form, the book is a bundle of letters from a Parisian litterateur to the friend of his boyhood, now the cure of one of those mountain villages.
She said possibly she might, and he negotiated with her for some Parisian studies to reach him in time for the holiday trade in December.
is the cause of those vast secret labors which employ the whole of a Parisian woman's morning, when she wishes, as Madame Rabourdin wished, to keep up on twelve thousand francs a year the style that many a family with thirty thousand does not indulge in.
My father, however, was not sparing of money for all the necessary expenses of my education and for the amusements of Parisian life.
Indeed, I recognised it as being of a Parisian design as yet little known in England; while on the tops of the stockings I laughingly suspected a border designed by a certain eccentric artist, who devotes his strange gifts to decorating with fascinating miniatures the under-world of woman.