a round, tapered chair leg used in the Louis Quinze style and similar styles.
[kwiv-er] /ˈkwɪv ər/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble. noun 2. the act or state of quivering; a tremble or tremor. /ˈkwɪvə/ verb 1. (intransitive) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble noun 2. the state, process, or noise of shaking or […]
[kee veev] /ki ˈviv/ noun 1. (italics) French. who goes there? Idioms 2. on the qui vive, on the alert; watchful: Special guards were on the qui vive for trespassers. /ˌkiː ˈviːv/ noun 1. on the qui vive, on the alert; attentive 1726, in on the qui vive “on the alert,” from French qui voulez-vous […]
[kee-hoh-tee, kwik-suh t; Spanish kee-haw-te] /kiˈhoʊ ti, ˈkwɪk sət; Spanish kiˈhɔ tɛ/ noun 1. Don, . /ˈkwɪksət; Spanish kiˈxote/ noun 1. See Don Quixote noun an enthusiastic but impractical and idealistic person; also written Quixote Word Origin for Don Quixote of Cervantes’ novel noun See quixote
[kwik-sot-ik] /kwɪkˈsɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote. 2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable. 3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable. /kwɪkˈsɒtɪk/ adjective 1. preoccupied with an unrealistically optimistic or chivalrous approach to life; impractically idealistic adj. “extravagantly chivalrous,” 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of […]