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.

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Hinckley’s last bullet, of six shots fired, ricocheted off the limousine and hit the president in the left underarm and lodged in his lung. Deb Kiner |,, "Ronald Reagan was shot on this day in 1981; see the photos," 30 Mar. 2019 Records maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show the limousine, with the license plate TOGALUX1, was cited for six violations during a Sept. 4 inspection. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "New York State Disputes Limo Lawyer’s Claims," 9 Oct. 2018 When the music stopped he was carried to a waiting limousine. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: The 20th anniversary of ‘American Bandstand’," 18 June 2019 Federal inspection records show a limousine with the license plate TOGALUX1—the one in Saturday’s crash—was marked out of service after a Sept. 4 inspection by the state Transportation Department. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Limo Company Operator Faces Homicide Charge in Deadly N.Y. Crash," 10 Oct. 2018 On June 7, 2014, the comedian was riding in a limousine bus when it was struck by a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Eric Todisco,, "Everything Tracy Morgan Has Said About His Brush with Death and Miraculous Recovery," 7 June 2019 The Princess drove around London in a chauffeured limousine. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Hard-Partying Princess Margaret Will Forever Be My Favorite Royal," 30 Apr. 2019 But the actual distance was just 250 yards – a route Trump and his wife Melania traveled in the presidential parade limousine, with a motorcade of at least seven other vehicles. David Nakamura, The Seattle Times, "Trump uses eight-vehicle motorcade to travel 250 yards to greet George W. Bush," 4 Dec. 2018 Lisinicchia was driving the limousine that ran through a stop sign Saturday at the bottom of a T-intersection on a rural road 25 miles west of Albany. Michael Hill, The Seattle Times, "Limo driver’s family believes he was given an unsafe vehicle," 10 Oct. 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)
chiefly US : a vehicle (such as a bus or van) that carries passengers to and from an airport


lim·​ou·​sine | \ ˈli-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio) , ˌli-mə-ˈzēn\

Kids Definition of limousine

: a large luxurious automobile often driven by a chauffeur

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