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Ver·sailles

 (vər-sī′, vĕr-)
A city of north-central France west-southwest of Paris. It is best known for its magnificent palace, built by Louis XIV in the late 1600s, where the treaty ending World War I was signed in 1919.

Versailles

(vɛəˈsaɪ; -ˈseɪlz; French vɛrsɑj)
n
1. (Placename) a city in N central France, near Paris: site of an elaborate royal residence built for Louis XIV; seat of the French kings (1682–1789). Pop: 86 477 (2009)
2. (Historical Terms) Treaty of Versailles
a. the treaty of 1919 imposed upon Germany by the Allies (except for the US and the Soviet Union): the most important of the five peace treaties that concluded World War I
b. another name for (the Treaty of) Paris of 1783. See Paris12

Ver•sailles

(vɛrˈsaɪ, vər-)

n.
a city in N France, near Paris: palace of the French kings; peace treaty between the Allies and Germany 1919. 95,240.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Versailles - a city in north central France near ParisVersailles - a city in north central France near Paris; site of the Palace of Versailles that was built by Louis XIV in the 17th century
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Versailles - a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of VersaillesVersailles - a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Versailles

Versailles

[vɛəˈsaɪ] NVersalles m
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Our manager will, this afternoon, be at the Court of Assize at Versailles, with the letter--the letter containing the name of the murderer
I thought that I was back once more at Versailles, and in the presence of my Queen.
Dallas, unconscious of what was going on in his father's mind, was talking excitedly and abundantly of Versailles.
She lives in the strictest retirement at Versailles.
It was agreed that Whitsunday should be spent at Versailles.
The veins and arteries spouted up such a prodigious quantity of blood, and so high in the air, that the great JET D'EAU at Versailles was not equal to it for the time it lasted: and the head, when it fell on the scaffold floor, gave such a bounce as made me start, although I was at least half an English mile distant.
de Villefort, who had been the king's attorney at Nimes, and afterwards at Versailles.
We have seen every thing, and tomorrow we go to Versailles.
There were cafes all round, and by chance, thirsty and eager to get a nearer sight of the crowd, Philip installed himself at a little table outside the Cafe de Versailles.
Therefore, when Sunday came, the mender of roads was not enchanted(though he said he was) to find that madame was to accompany monsieur and himself to Versailles.
Does your majesty remember, when playing in the park of Fontainebleau, or in the palace courts at Versailles, ever to have seen the sky grow suddenly dark and heard the sound of thunder?
In their soft glances I see what men strove to realize in some Versailles, or Paphos, or Ctesiphon.