hors d'oeuvres

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pl. appetizers, canapés, antipasto, smorgasbord. See food.

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  • Hors-d'oeuvres — Hors d oeuvres(franzausgesprochen)pl dieHors d oeuvresmachen=dieGästegebührendempfangen.Scherzhaftentstelltaus»dieHonneursmachen«.1920ff …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • hors d'oeuvres — light food served as an appetizer before a meal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hors d'oeu|vre — «R DURV; Frehnch R DER vruh», plural d oeu|vres «DURVZ». 1. a relish, light food, or dainty sandwich, served as an appetizer before the regular courses of a meal. Olives, celery, cheese, nuts, and anchovies are used as hors d oeuvres. 2. outside… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hors d'œuvre — (French Audio IPA|Fr hors d oeuvre fr Paris.ogg| [ɔʁˈdœvʁ] literally outside the work ; English IPAEng|ɔrˈdɝv) or appetizers are food served before the main courses of a meal. The French singular and plural are hors d œuvre ; in English, the œ… …   Wikipedia

  • hors d'oeuvre — [ôr΄dʉrv′; ] Fr [ ō̂r dë′vr ] n. pl. hors d oeuvres [dʉrvz′] or Fr. hors d oeuvre [dë′vr ] [Fr, lit., outside of work < hors, outside (< L foris) + de, of (see DE ) + oeuvre, work (< L opera, works)] a small portion of a tasty food… …   English World dictionary

  • hors d'oeuvre — hors d oeu|vre [o: ˈdə:v US ˌo:r ˈdə:rv] n plural hors d oeuvres [ ˈdə:vz US ˈdə:rvz] [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: outside of work ] food that is served in small amounts before the main part of the meal →↑entrée, main course ↑main course …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hors d'oeuvre — ► NOUN (pl. same or hors d oeuvres) ▪ a savoury appetizer. ORIGIN French, outside the work …   English terms dictionary

  • hors d'oeuvre — noun a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal • Hypernyms: ↑appetizer, ↑appetiser, ↑starter • Hyponyms: ↑stuffed mushroom, ↑rollmops, ↑pigs in blankets * * * ȯrˈdərv, ȯ(ə)ˈdə …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hors d'oeuvre — Appetizer redirects here. For the dock application, see Appetizer (software). Part of a series on Meals …   Wikipedia

  • hors d'oeuvre — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)dɜ͟ː(r)v[/t]] hors d oeuvres N VAR Hors d oeuvres are small amounts of cold food that are served before the main part of a meal. Syn: appetizers …   English dictionary

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