lim·​ou·​sine | \ˈli-mə-ˌzēn, ˌli-mə-ˈzēn\

Definition of limousine 

1 : a large luxurious often chauffeur-driven sedan that usually has a glass partition separating the driver's seat from the passenger compartment

2 : a large vehicle for transporting passengers to and from an airport

Examples of limousine in a Sentence

The bride and groom rode in a limousine from the church to the reception hall.

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The two board the tank, reverse the turret to protect the barrel, and turn a four foot tall limousine into a two foot tall limo. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Crush a Limo With His Own Tank," 30 July 2018 As well as hearses and ambulances, Hess & Eisenhardt customized cars, including the 1962 Lincoln Continental limousine that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was killed. Jeff Suess,, "The hospital ambulance was a Cincinnati first," 9 May 2018 For example, a federal court in Philadelphia ruled just last month that limousine drivers for Uber's UberBLACK service are independent contractors, not employees. Brian Melley And Christopher Rugaber, The Christian Science Monitor, "California ruling will cause 'seismic shift' in gig economy," 2 May 2018 Kim's black armored limousine pulled in a short time later at the luxury resort for the world's first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Trump praises meeting with Kim Jong Un, says they’re ‘going’ to a signing," 12 June 2018 Trump and Kim have brought their own personal security personnel and heavily armored limousines; Kim’s bodyguards have been seen running in formation alongside his massive Mercedes. Washington Post, "Elite Gurkhas from Nepal deployed to secure Trump-Kim summit," 11 June 2018 Anna Maria Gelli, 67, a nun from Sicily, was part of a small group of demonstrators supporting the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square as officials left the meetings in limousines with dark windows. Eric J. Lyman, USA TODAY, "Pope Francis tells oil execs, investors that 'energy use must not destroy civilization'," 9 June 2018 Father Divine rolled with $500 suits, limousines and a palatial residence - all financed by the gifts of his disciples. John Petkovic,, "Cleveland International Film Festival: 'Father's Kingdom' a fascinating portrait of a spiritual leader, his cult," 10 Apr. 2018 His mother, who’d grown up in a house without plumbing, could only dream of rolling up to sold-out shows in a limousine, dripping in diamonds. Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, "The Counterfeit Queen of Soul," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of limousine

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for limousine

French, literally, cloak, from Limousin, France

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The first known use of limousine was in 1902

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English Language Learners Definition of limousine

: a very large and comfortable car usually driven by a professional driver (called a chauffeur)

: a vehicle (such as a bus or van) that carries passengers to and from an airport


lim·​ou·​sine | \ˈli-mə-ˌzēn, ˌli-mə-ˈzēn\

Kids Definition of limousine

: a large luxurious automobile often driven by a chauffeur

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