perron


perron

perron [per-uh n; French pe-rawn] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural per·rons [per-uh nz; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ənz; French pɛˈrɔ̃/. Architecture.

  1. an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it.

Origin of perron 1350–1400; Middle English Middle French, Old French, derivative of pierre stone Latin petra Greek pétra Examples from the Web for perron Historical Examples of perron

  • The perron hall has a length of 186 meters and a width of 168 meters.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888

    Various

  • Once he met her full in the face, upon the perron of the Cathedral of St. Marie.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

  • Peace was duly proclaimed at the Perron in the market-place of Lige.

    Belgium

    George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond

  • Jeremiah, from the perron of the temple, summons Israel to set out.

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • Presently I recollected the situation, and turned to leave the perron.

    Dr. Dumany’s Wife

    Mr Jkai

  • British Dictionary definitions for perron perron noun

    1. an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of a building

    Word Origin for perron C14: from Old French, from pierre stone, from Latin petra

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