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Definition of limousine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    limousine

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlɪməziːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪməziːn//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˌlɪməˈziːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɪməˈziːn//
     
    (informal limo) Types of vehicle
     
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  1. 1a large expensive comfortable car a long black chauffeur-driven limousine They walked back to the waiting limousine. see also stretch limo See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2(especially North American English) a van or small bus that takes people to and from an airport
  3. Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French, feminine adjective meaning ‘of Limousin’, originally denoting a cloak with a cape worn in Limousin, a region of central France: originally the driver's seat of the car was outside in a separate compartment, covered with a canopy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: limousine

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