transitive verb-·geted or -·get·ted, -·get·ing or -·get·ting
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 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 iactāre ) ( frequentative of iacere ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.) and from Old French porgeter to roughcast a wall ( por- forward ) ( ultimately from Latin porrō ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.) ( iactāre 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.