Definitions for piquepɪˈkeɪ, pi-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pique

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

piquepik(v.; n.)piqued, piqu•ing

  1. (v.t.)to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, esp. by some wound to pride.

  2. to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).

  3. to excite, arouse, or provoke:

    The remark piqued my curiosity.

  4. Archaic. to pride (oneself) (usu. fol. by on or upon).

  5. (v.i.)to arouse pique in someone.

  6. (n.)a feeling of irritation or resentment, as from a wound to pride.

Origin of pique:

1525–35; < MF pique (n.), piquer (v.) < VL *piccare to pick1; cf. pickax , pike2, piqué]

pi•quépɪˈkeɪ, pi-(n.)

or pi•que 1 3

  1. a fabric of cotton, spun rayon, or silk, woven with lengthwise cords or with an overall design, as bird's-eye.

    Category: Textiles

  2. Category: Clothing

    Ref: Also, P.K. 4

Origin of piqué:

1830–40; < F, ptp. of piquer to quilt, prick; see pique

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique(noun)

    tightly woven fabric with raised cords

  2. pique, temper, irritation(verb)

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

  3. pique, offend(verb)

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pique(noun)

    a cotton fabric, figured in the loom, -- used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc

  2. Pique(noun)

    the jigger. See Jigger

  3. Pique(noun)

    a feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation

  4. Pique(noun)

    keenly felt desire; a longing

  5. Pique(noun)

    in piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one

  6. Pique(verb)

    to wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger

  7. Pique(verb)

    to excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity

  8. Pique(verb)

    to pride or value; -- used reflexively

  9. Pique(verb)

    to cause annoyance or irritation

Freebase

  1. Piqué

    Piqué, or marcella, refers to a weaving style, normally used with cotton yarn, which is characterized by raised parallel cords or fine ribbing. Twilled cotton and corded cotton are close relatives. The weave closely associated with white tie, and some accounts even say the fabric was invented specifically for this use. It holds more starch than plain fabric, so produces a stiffer shirt front. Marcella shirts then replaced earlier plain fronts, which remain a valid alternative. Marcella's use then spread to other parts of the dress code and it is now the most common fabric used in the tie and waistcoat of white tie. A knit fabric with a similar texture is used in polo shirts. Marcella weaving was developed by the Lancashire cotton industry in the late 18th century as a mechanised technique of weaving double cloth with an enclosed heavy cording weft. It was originally used to make imitations of the corded Provençal quilts made in Marseille, the manufacture of which became an important industry for Lancashire from the late 18th to the early 20th century. The term "marcella" is one of a number of variations on the word "Marseille". Pique fabrics are a type of dobby construction. Piques may be constructed in various patterns such as cord, waffle, honeycomb and birdseye piques. These fabrics require the addition of extra yarns, called stuffer yarns. These stuffer yarns are incorporated into the back of the fabric to give texture and added depth to the fabric design. Some piques may be made using the Jacquard attachment on the loom. Although made of 100% cotton to-day, cotton-silk and even pure silk versions were made in the past and in a variety of weaves.


Translations for pique

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pique(noun)

anger caused by one's pride being hurt

She walked out of the room in a fit of pique.

Get even more translations for pique »

Translation

Find a translation for the pique definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these pique definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"pique." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 2 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/pique>.

Are we missing a good definition for pique?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for pique: