fauteuil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See faldistory.

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fauteuil (plural fauteuils)

  1. An armchair.
  2. The chair of a presiding officer.
  3. (by extension) Membership in the Académie française.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fauteuil in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fauteuil. Doublet of vouwstoel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /foːˈtœy̯/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fauteuil m (plural fauteuils, diminutive fauteuiltje n)

  1. armchair

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faudestuel, faldestoel, borrowed from Frankish *faldistōl (folding seat), from Proto-Germanic *faldistōlaz (foldstool, folding chair).

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fauteuil m (plural fauteuils)

  1. armchair
  2. (figuratively) seat: office or position
    • 1791, National Constituent Assembly, Constitution française, présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 septembre 1791 [French constitution, presented to the King by the National Assembly on 3 September 1791], Dijon: Imprimerie de P. Causse, page 42:
      Pendant la durée du comité général, les assistants se retireront, le fauteuil du président sera vacant, l'ordre sera maintenu par le vice-président.
      During the term of the general committee, should the assistants retire [or] should the chair of the president be vacant, [then] order shall be maintained by the vice-president.

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