What does motorcade mean?

Definitions for motorcade
ˈmoʊ tərˌkeɪdmo·tor·cade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motorcadenoun

    a procession of people traveling in motor cars


  1. motorcadenoun

    A procession of cars carrying VIPs, especially political figures.

  2. Etymology: From cavalcade, taking "-cade" as a suffix with motor replacing the horse sense.


  1. motorcade

    A motorcade is a procession or parade of motor vehicles, often carrying a distinguished person or persons such as a political leader, dignitary, or a notable individual, for official or ceremonial purposes, or for their security.


  1. Motorcade

    A motorcade is a procession of vehicles. The term motorcade was coined by Lyle Abbot, and is formed after cavalcade on the false notion that "-cade" was a suffix meaning "procession". In fact, there is no such suffix in either French or Latin, although -cade has now since become a productive suffix in English, leading to the alternative names carcade, autocade, and even Hoovercade. Eric Partridge called the name a "monstrosity", and Lancelot Hogben considered the word to be a "counterfeit coinage". The original suffix in cavalcade is actually "-ade".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motorcade in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motorcade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of motorcade in a Sentence

  1. Michael Whouley:

    There was a furious scramble to find somebody in the motorcade.

  2. Steve Thorson:

    They said yes, and I thought, well I'm going to go for this, i said 'What's the chance of riding in the motorcade?' and they called back and said the Secret Service would whisk me into one of the cars (after greeting the President).

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with the Secretary's motorcade at the time of the accident.

  4. Vadim Prokhorov:

    Because if you can do that next to the Kremlin, then is it not possible to do it along the route of the (presidential) motorcade?

  5. Mark Robinson:

    We've heard it several times while it was on the motorcade. I think during the speech, shortly thereafter, Donald Trump had finished the speech, that the President was getting into the motorcade and Donald Trump was upset. And Donald Trump adamantly wanted to go to the Capitol, and even when we departed from the Ellipse it was repeated again. ... It was a heated argument in the limo. And Donald Trump wanted to definitely go to the Capitol.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    A naiant
    B inexpiable
    C currish
    D repugnant

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