Definition of limousine in English:

limousine

Line breaks: lim|ou¦sine
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪməziːn
 
, ˌlɪməˈziːn
 
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noun

  • 1A large, luxurious car, especially one driven by a chauffeur who is separated from the passengers by a partition: the Prince was whisked away in a black limousine
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    • The noise grows louder and she is blinded by the headlights of a black limousine, which is hurtling towards her.
    • The Defendant engaged in frequent and expensive foreign travel with his wife, went out to numerous restaurants, and made lavish use of chauffeur driven limousines all at the Company's expense.
    • Some were driven in black limousines with mirrored windows and no registration plates.
  • 1.1chiefly North American A passenger vehicle carrying people to and from an airport.
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    • They were met on the airport apron by a fleet of coaches and limousines which carried them across the border to Castle Leslie.
    • Audi made the well-intentioned mistake of taking us from and to the airport in flagship A8 limousines, not one of which rode as well as this.
    • In a limousine leaving the airport, agent and client spoke for five or six minutes.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, feminine adjective meaning 'of Limousin', originally denoting a caped cloak worn in Limousin (see Limousin1): originally the driver's seat of the car was outside in a separate compartment, covered with a canopy.

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