Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


1. A floor made of parquetry.
2. The art or process of making parquetry.
a. The part of the main floor of a theater between the orchestra pit and the parquet circle.
b. The entire main floor of a theater.
tr.v. par·queted (-kăd′), par·quet·ing (-kā′ĭng), par·quets (-kāz′)
1. To furnish with a floor of parquetry.
2. To make (a floor, for example) of parquetry.

[French, parquetry, from Old French, diminutive of parc, enclosure; see park.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
As a delicate wind danceth invisibly upon parqueted seas, light, feather- light, so--danceth sleep upon me.