limousine

noun
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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State police have charged Nauman Hussain with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the deadly limousine crash on Saturday. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Limo Company Operator Faces Homicide Charge in Deadly N.Y. Crash," 10 Oct. 2018 Lawyers representing a Southern California limousine company that sued Uber last month over state unfair competition allegations have now filed a motion for partial summary judgement. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Limo firm to judge: Tell us whether Uber drivers are employees," 8 Oct. 2018 The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. Fox News, "Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks," 18 Sep. 2018 The Volkswagen van was gone, and the brothers were driven in limousines from one television studio to another. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Joseph Jackson, pop-music patriarch who guided his children to stardom, dies at 89," 27 June 2018 And one victim expressed worries about the limousine’s safety in a text sent shortly before the crash, relatives and friends said. German Lopez, Vox, "The limousine crash in Schoharie, New York, is the deadliest transportation accident in the US since a plane crash in 2009.," 8 Oct. 2018 Fun fact: Most Top 10s are written by the author in a limousine to the airport. Jason Gay, WSJ, "And Now, The Most Unmemorable Moments of 2018," 13 Dec. 2018 That's part of why the rideshare company was created—to get more people in fewer cars, not necessarily be a limousine service. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rideshare Company Lyft Wants You to Actually Share Rides," 7 June 2018 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

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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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limousine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of limousine

: a very large and comfortable car usually driven by a professional driver (called a chauffeur)
chiefly US : a vehicle (such as a bus or van) that carries passengers to and from an airport

limousine

noun
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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