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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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 Kim traveled in a massive limousine, two large North Korean flags fluttering on the hood, surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows and bound for the luxurious and closely guarded St. Regis Hotel. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of critical summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un," 10 June 2018 Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting took place. Jonathan Lemire,, "Trump meets with families affected by Texas school shooting," 31 May 2018 Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting took place. NBC News, "Trump meets with families affected by Texas shooting, mother calls him 'toddler'," 1 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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