[kwo-treyn] /ˈkwɒ treɪn/
a stanza or poem of four lines, usually with alternate rhymes.
a stanza or poem of four lines, esp one having alternate rhymes
1580s, from Middle French quatrain “four-line stanza” (16c.), from Old French quatre “four,” from Latin quattuor “four” (see four).
[kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔrz; French kaˈtɔrz/ noun, plural quatorzes [kuh-tawr-ziz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔr zɪz; French kaˈtɔrz/ (Show IPA). Piquet. 1. a set of four cards of the same denomination, aces, kings, queens, jacks, or tens, scoring 14 points. in French terms, “fourteen,” from French quatorze, from Latin quatuordecim (source also of Italian quattordici), from quatuor […]
[kah-ter; French ka-truh] /ˈkɑ tər; French ˈka trə/ noun 1. the four at cards, dice, or the like. /ˈkætrə; French katrə/ noun 1. a playing card with four pips
[kah-truh brah; French ka-truh brah] /ˈkɑ trə ˈbrɑ; French ka trə ˈbrɑ/ noun 1. a village in central Belgium, near Brussels: battle preliminary to the battle of Waterloo fought here 1815. /French katrə bra/ noun 1. a village in Belgium near Brussels; site of a battle in June 1815 where Wellington defeated the French under […]
[kat-er-foil, ka-truh-] /ˈkæt ərˌfɔɪl, ˈkæ trə-/ noun 1. a leaf composed of four leaflets. 2. Architecture. a panellike ornament composed of four lobes, divided by cusps, radiating from a common center. /ˈkætrəˌfɔɪl/ noun 1. a leaf composed of four leaflets 2. (architect) a carved ornament having four foils arranged about a common centre, esp one […]