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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Louvre, Louvre Museumnoun

    an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris

  2. louver, louvre, finnoun

    one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain


  1. Louvrenoun

    Same as louver boards, below

    Etymology: [OE. lover, OF. lover, lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. Overt.]

  2. Louvrenoun

    A set of slats resembling louver boards, arranged in a vertical row and attached at each slat end to a frame inserted in or part of a door or window; the slats may be made of wood, plastic, or metal, and the angle of inclination of the slats may be adjustable simultaneously, to allow more or less light or air into the enclosure.

    Etymology: [OE. lover, OF. lover, lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. Overt.]


  1. Louvrenoun

    A famous art museum in Paris, France.

  2. louvrenoun

    An alternative spelling of louver in US English; the only spelling of this word in UK English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Louvrenoun

    a small lantern. See Lantern, 2 (a)

    Etymology: [OE. lover, OF. lover, lovier; or l'ouvert the opening, fr. overt, ouvert, p. p. of ovrir, ouvrir, to open, F. ouvrir. Cf. Overt.]


  1. Louvre

    The Musée du Louvre —in English, the Louvre Museum or simply The Louvre—is one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres. With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of antique sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, to display the nation's masterpieces.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Louvre

    an open turret or lantern on ancient roofs for the escape of smoke or foul air.

  2. Louvre

    a great art museum and gallery in Paris, containing Egyptian, Assyrian, classic, mediæval, and modern relics and art treasures of priceless value; here is housed the Venus of Milo.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Louvre

    An adapted French word, from l’ouvert, “the opening,” which expressed a kind of turret on the roof of a building by way of a chimney to let out the smoke. A rude contrivance of this kind distinguished the ancient hunting seat of Dagobert, on the site of which Francis I. commenced the famous Parisian palace of this name in 1528, completed twenty years later by Henry II. A louvre window partakes of the same character.

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  1. velour

  2. louver

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louvre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louvre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Louvre in a Sentence

  1. Roxanne Varza:

    When you come to Paris, you see the Louvre, you see the Eiffel Tower and now you see Station F, it's great for our start-ups to have that sort of exposure.

  2. Le Nechet:

    In the Czech Republic, I really like L'Fleur, a Paris-inspired place, there's a cocktail served as a pyramid -- as in the Pyramide du Louvre.

  3. Andrew Graham-Dixon:

    It's jawdropping, the Louvre are going to have to change their label.

  4. Sarah Leah Whitson of HRW:

    NYU, the Louvre and the Guggenheim need to make clear that new laws and codes of conduct are only as good as their enforcement.

  5. Louvre Abu Dhabi:

    Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  • A. flair
  • B. tingle
  • C. canopy
  • D. contempt

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