Origin of pargetMiddle English pargeten, pargetten ; from Middle French pargeter, parjeter ; from par- (; from Classical Latin per: see per-), completely + jeter, to throw: see jet
- plaster, mortar, etc. used to coat a masonry surface
- raised ornamental plasterwork used on walls or ceilings
- A mixture, such as plaster or roughcast, used to coat walls and line chimneys.
- Ornamental work in plaster.
- A cement mixture used to waterproof outer walls.
transitive verbpar·get·ed, par·get·ing, par·gets also par·get·ted or par·get·ting
Origin of pargetMiddle English, probably from pargetten, to parget, from Old French pargeter, parjeter, to throw about (par-, intensive pref. from Latin per; see per1 in Indo-European roots + jeter, to throw, from Latin iactare, frequentative of iacere; see y&emacron;- in Indo-European roots) and from Old French porgeter, to roughcast a wall (por-, forward ultimately from Latin porr&omacron;; see per1 in Indo-European roots + iactare, to throw).
detail of a ceiling at No. 10 Downing Street, London, the home of the prime minister of the United Kingdom
(third-person singular simple present pargets, present participle pargeting or pargetting, simple past and past participle pargeted or pargetted)
- To coat with parget; to plaster, as walls, or the interior of flues.