mo·​tor·​cade | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌkād How to pronounce motorcade (audio) \

Definition of motorcade

: a procession of motor vehicles

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Other Words from motorcade

motorcade intransitive verb

Synonyms for motorcade


armada, caravan, cavalcade, fleet, line, train

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Examples of motorcade in a Sentence

the next part of the parade was a motorcade of fire engines

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The motorcade has left the interstate, the Courier Journal's Joe Sonka reports, and is nearing its destination. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "LIVE UPDATES: Follow what's happening today as Trump visits Louisville," 21 Aug. 2019 Helicopters were on the ground at 6:30 p.m. and the motorcade was rolling within five minutes, with the president arriving at the potential donor’s home at 6:42 p.m. Thomas Jewell,, "Evening rush hour includes helicopters, motorcade for Trump fundraising visit: Hunting Valley Police Blotter," 19 July 2019 As the motorcade approached Massachusetts General Hospital, another throng of news media and well-wishers awaited, seeing him through to the site of his recuperation. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Revered in Boston, David Ortiz is beloved in his native Dominican Republic," 10 June 2019 The motorcade will pause at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial where Mrs. Cindy McCain will lay a ceremonial wreath honoring all whose lives were lost during the Vietnam War. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "President Trump Reportedly Will Not Attend John McCain's Funeral," 29 Aug. 2018 The president, first lady, and Tiffany Trump headed to the church just a few moments ago after taking a motorcade from Mar-a-Lago. Fox News, "Press pounds pardon story; 'Roseanne' reboot strikes chord," 1 Apr. 2018 More than two dozen motorcyclists and their associates joined a motorcade escorting the Casaras to the ceremony. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Community celebrates new home for wounded veteran," 16 Aug. 2019 Trump also returned to the White House on the helicopter instead of by motorcade, his usual means of travel to and from the club., "Trump: ‘Surprise’ question about Pence led him to hesitate," 24 June 2019 In order to get there, the president’s motorcade made its way through the streets of Pepper Pike., "Pepper Pike bills Trump campaign for July 12 security," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of motorcade

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of motorcade was in 1910

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English Language Learners Definition of motorcade

: a group or line of cars or other vehicles that travel together


mo·​tor·​cade | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌkād How to pronounce motorcade (audio) \

Kids Definition of motorcade

: a line of motor vehicles traveling as a group a presidential motorcade

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to spread over or through

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