Definition of Louvre

1. Noun. An art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris.

Exact synonyms: Louvre Museum
Generic synonyms: Museum
Group relationships: Capital Of France, City Of Light, French Capital, Paris



2. Noun. One of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain.
Exact synonyms: Fin, Louver
Group relationships: Jalousie
Generic synonyms: Slat, Spline

Definition of Louvre

1. Proper noun. A famous art museum in Paris, France. ¹

2. Noun. An alternative spelling of '''louver''' in US English; the only spelling of this word in UK English. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Louvre

1. louver [n -S] : LOUVRED [adj] - See also: louver

Louvre Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Louvre

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louvre (current term)
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Literary usage of Louvre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Paris and Environs, with Routes from London to Paris: With Routes from by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1896)
"It is scarcely more practicable to enumerate the sculptures that adorn the exterior of the Nouveau louvre, than to enumerate those on the Vieux louvre. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"HERCULES AND CACUS, Domenichino, louvre ; canvas, H. 4 ft. x 5 ft, Hercules, leaning on his club, drags the body of Ca- cus out of his den ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Famous pictures of this group are 'Dance of the Nymphs' (louvre) and 'Ville ... The most famous marines are 'The Wave' (louvre) by Courbet (1819- 1878) ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The finest are to be seen at the louvre and in the Bonnat Collection at Paris and Bayonne. these exceptional gifts were handicapped by an extreme lack of ..."

5. Paris and Environs: With Routes from London to Paris : Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1904)
"We return thence in 5 min. to the Eue du louvre, by the Eue St. Honoré. From the S. end of the Eue du louvre the Pont-Neuf is visible, with the statue of ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1854)
"Can any of the readers of “N. & Q.” inform me the origin of the word louvre, as applied to louvre boards of churches? IRA. Wells. ..."

7. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1911)
"His plan for uniting the louvre and Tuileries is a fine one, and there is no reason why that at least should not have been entirely his own.2 In the ..."

8. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1841)
"This louvre is an unlucky place for your dealers. They buy the copies made here, and a year after, they bring them back to Paris, and swear they are ..."

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