lim·​ou·​sine | \ ˈli-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web On June 7, 2014, a Walmart truck slammed into Morgan's limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike. Natalie Stone,, "Tracy Morgan and Wife Megan Wollover Split After Almost 5 Years of Marriage," 29 July 2020 At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at landmarks for photos. Washington Post, "Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriage," 13 July 2020 Riding in a limousine is an essential rock-star move. Matt Wake |, al, "20 of rock & roll’s most iconic cars," 8 July 2020 Gomberg even gave a few limousine rides to a couple of people who wanted to see the home with their own eyes. Shacamree Gowdy, Houston Chronicle, "Four years later: Why one Houston realtor says he gave up on selling the 'filthiest house ever'," 24 June 2020 Think of it as an SUV limousine, an up-to-the-minute interpretation of what these machines are supposed to be good for. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, "Seven 1990 SUVs Tested: Ford vs. GMC vs. Isuzu vs. Jeep vs. Mitsubishi vs. Nissan vs. Toyota," 22 June 2020 That year, Rakun and a group of friends hired a limousine to take them to nightclubs around the city. Brian Chasnoff,, "Arbitrators excuse allegations of racism in police," 19 June 2020 Taxi and limousine customers have long paid sales taxes — which vary by local jurisdiction but average 7% across Georgia. David Wickert, ajc, "‘Uber tax’ bill clears Georgia Senate," 18 June 2020 Vladimir Konstantinov, the fierce defenseman whose career was cut short in a limousine accident a week after the Wings' 1997 Cup win, was on board with his wife, Irina. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings, the 1998 Stanley Cup and Vladdie: 'Wasn't a dry eye on the team'," 10 June 2020

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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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2 Aug 2020

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“Limousine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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


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Kids Definition of limousine

: a large luxurious automobile often driven by a chauffeur

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