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livery

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noun liv·ery \ˈli-və-rē, ˈliv-rē\

Simple Definition of livery

  • : the business of keeping vehicles that people can hire

  • : the colors or designs that are used on a company's products, vehicles, etc.

  • : a special uniform worn by servants especially in the past

Full Definition of livery

plural liv·er·ies

  1. 1 archaic :  the apportioning of provisions especially to servants :  allowance

  2. 2 a :  the distinctive clothing or badge formerly worn by the retainers of a person of rank b :  a servant's uniform c :  distinctive dress :  garb d chiefly British :  an identifying design (as on a vehicle) that designates ownership

  3. 3 archaic a :  one's retainers or retinue b :  the members of a British livery company

  4. 4 :  the act of delivering legal possession of property

  5. 5 a :  the feeding, stabling, and care of horses for pay b :  livery stable c :  a concern offering vehicles (as boats) for rent

Examples of livery

  1. <the limousine chauffeur was easily distinguished from the cab drivers by his livery>



Origin of livery

Middle English, from Anglo-French liveree, livree, literally, delivery, from liverer to deliver, from Latin liberare to free — more at liberate


First Known Use: 14th century

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livery

adjective liv·ery

Definition of livery

  1. 1 :  resembling liver

  2. 2 :  suggesting liver disorder



1778

First Known Use of livery

1778


LIVERY Defined for Kids

livery

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noun liv·ery \ˈli-və-rē, ˈliv-rē\

Definition of livery

plural liv·er·ies

  1. 1 :  a special uniform worn by the servants of a wealthy household

  2. 2 :  the business of keeping horses and vehicles for hire :  a place (livery stable) that keeps horses and vehicles for hire




Medical Dictionary

livery

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adjective liv·ery \ˈliv-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of livery

  1. :  suggesting liver disorder :  liverish




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