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ˈkæd lˌæk; ˈmɔtCadil·lac

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GCIDE

  1. Cadillac(n.)

    The best; -- metaphorical, from the automobile. Often used in the phrase

    Etymology: [Prob. from Cadillac, a French town.]

Wiktionary

  1. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    a brand of luxury automobile, now part of the General Motors group

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  2. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    by extension, any brand that represents the most luxurious or highest quality example in its class

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  3. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    a French surname

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  4. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    an urban area in Quebec, Canada

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  5. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    a commune in the Gironde department, in France

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  6. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    a city in the U.S. state of Michigan

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  7. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    a mountain in the U.S. state of Maine

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  8. Cadillac(ProperNoun)

    A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.

    Etymology: Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadillac(noun)

    a large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking

    Etymology: [Prob. from Cadillac, a French town.]

Freebase

  1. Cadillac

    Cadillac is an American luxury vehicle marque owned by General Motors. Cadillac currently sells vehicles in 37 countries, with its primary market being North America. In 2012, Cadillac's U.S. sales were 149,782. Globally, Cadillac's next largest market is China. The SRX crossover has been Cadillac's best selling model since 2010. Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile manufacturer behind fellow GM marque Buick and is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Depending on how one chooses to measure, Cadillac is arguably older than Buick. Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland, a master mechanic and entrepreneur, who named the company after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit. The company's crest is based on a coat of arms that Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac had created at the time of his marriage in Quebec in 1687. General Motors purchased the company in 1909 and within six years, Cadillac had laid the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles by demonstrating the complete interchangeability of its precision parts while simultaneously establishing itself as America's premier luxury car. Cadillac introduced technological advances, including full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, one of which set the standard for the American automotive industry. Cadillac is the first American car to win the prestigious Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England, having successfully demonstrated the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this spawned the firm's slogan "Standard of the World." It won that trophy a second time, in 1912, for incorporating electric starting and lighting in a production automobile.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cadillac in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cadillac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Cadillac in a Sentence

  1. Ken Woodring:

    These would have been called ‘Cadillac’ health plans, they were manageable when health costs were low in the 1960s and 1970s. But those costs kept rising.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Cadillac is ready, willing and able to continue as title sponsor for the tournament, and I also can say that Cadillac is an amazing company and a longtime partner to the Trump Organization and we have an impeccable relationship.

  3. Larry Dominique:

    The problem is, Cadillac is not BMW, the ATS is the product that Cadillac could have used to build brand equity, but it was overpriced and overproduced.

  4. Randi Weingarten:

    We are proud that Hillary Clinton has come out in favor of a repeal of the so-called Cadillac tax -- a harmful tax on health benefits that is hurting America's working families, this tax already is being used by employers to shift an increasing share of health care costs to employees.

  5. Michael Underhill:

    Instead of buying the Cadillac of seeds or the Tesla of seeds, they may be buying the Chevy version.

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