limousine

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English[edit]

A limousine.

Etymology[edit]

From French limousine, from region Limousin, originally an adjective referring to the city Limoges, from Latin Lemovices (adjective Lemovicinus), name of a Gaulish tribe in central France, most likely a reference to their elm bows and spears, of same ultimate origin as elm.

Noun[edit]

limousine (plural limousines)

  1. An automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coupe, and with the top projecting over the driver and a projecting front.
  2. An automobile with such a body.
  3. A luxury sedan/saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, chapterI:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
  4. An automobile for transportation to or from an airport, including sedans, vans, and buses.

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References[edit]

  • limousine” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the French région Limousin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

limousine

  1. feminine form of limousin

Noun[edit]

limousine f (plural limousines)

  1. cloak
  2. limousine
  3. limousin (cow)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

limousine f (plural limousines)

  1. Alternative spelling of limusine