assiette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French assiette. Doublet of ashet.

Noun[edit]

assiette (plural assiettes)

  1. A plate of food, but typically a small plate containing the same food item prepared in various different ways
  2. A mixture of bole, bloodstone, and galena once used in bookbinding as a gilding surface

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *assedita, past participle of *assedere, from Latin assideō, assidēre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.sjɛt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

assiette f (plural assiettes)

  1. (archaic) manner of being seated, situation
    Synonym: assise
    ne pas être dans son assietteto feel under the weather
  2. (horse racing) seat
  3. (nautical) trim, attitude, pitch attitude
  4. (accounting) basis
  5. dish (the food)
    C'est une bonne assiette.
    It's a good dish.
  6. plate, dish (the crockery)
    On a besoin d'assiettes.
    We need plates.
  7. plateful
    Synonyms: assiettée, platée

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *assedita, past participle of *assedere, from Latin assideō, assidēre.

Noun[edit]

assiette f (plural assiettes)

  1. (Jersey) plate
  2. (Jersey) round stone

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