Definitions for limousineˈlɪm əˌzin, ˌlɪm əˈzin
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large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
an elongated, luxurious automobile, designed to be driven by a chauffeur and often having a glass partition between the driver's seat and the passengers' compartment behind. When intended for use in transporting businessmen, the limousine may be equipped with a telephone and other conveniences to permit work during travel. Limousines are often rented for travel to and from airports, and as a luxurious perquisite on special occasions, as weddings or school prm nights. Originally (1913) the term referred to an automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coup
Origin: [Cf. F. limousine a kind of cloak, fr. Limousin, an old province in central France.]
An automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coupe, and with the top projecting over the driver and a projecting front
An automobile with such a body.
A luxury sedan/saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.
A region of France
Origin: From limousine.
A limousine was originally an "enclosed automobile with open driver's seat," and was named from the French limousine that was originally an adjective referring to a region in central France. The automobile meaning evolving from a type of cloak and hood that was worn by the inhabitants of the Limousin region that later resembled the covering of a carriage and much later used to describe an automobile body with a permanent top that extended over the open driver's compartment. The term now refers to a luxury sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur. The chassis of a limousine may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coachbuilder. These are called "stretch" limousines and are traditionally black or white. Limousines are usually liveried vehicles, driven by professional chauffeurs. As the most expensive form of automobile ground transportation, limousines are culturally associated with extreme wealth or power and are commonly cited as examples of conspicuous consumption. Among the less wealthy, limousines are often hired during special events.
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- limusinaCatalan, Valencian
- glæsivagn, limmósína, eðalvagnIcelandic
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