Definition of Escritoire

1. Noun. A desk used for writing.

Exact synonyms: Secretaire, Secretary, Writing Table
Generic synonyms: Desk



Definition of Escritoire

1. n. A piece of furniture used as a writing table, commonly with drawers, pigeonholes, and the like; a secretary or writing desk.

Definition of Escritoire

1. Noun. A writing desk with a hinged door that provides the writing surface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escritoire

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escritoire

escortment
escorts
escot
escoted
escoting
escots
escotted
escotting
escout
escouts
escoveitch
escribe
escribed
escribes
escribing
escritoire (current term)
escritoires
escritorial
escroc
escrocs
escrod
escrods
escrol
escroll
escrolls
escrols
escrow
escrow funds
escrowed
escrowing

Literary usage of Escritoire

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1. An Artillery Officer in the Mexican War, 1846-7: Letters of Robert Anderson by Robert Anderson, Eba Anderson Lawton (1911)
"The night before was too damp and cold for me to open my escritoire. But I will not now tire you by too long a talk. Good-night. Saturday, I4th. Last was a ..."

2. The Despatches of William Perwich: English Agent in Paris, 1669-1677 by William Perwich (1903)
"Going from Berlin hee by neglect left on his table his escritoire, wherein were all his papers & instructions from France in cypher, with the cypher itselfe ..."

3. Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time by Frederick Litchfield (1899)
"... INFLUENCE Antoinette " cylinder-fronted marqueterie escritoire in the Jones Collection (illustrated below). The marqueterie is attributed to Riesener, ..."

4. A Biography of the Brothers Davenport: With Some Account of the Physical and by Thomas Low Nichols (1864)
"... Story—The escritoire unlocked—Mrs. Hands testimony. THESE manifestations, as I may have mentioned, however triumphantly given, in spite of all the ..."

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