liveryman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liveryman a worker in a livery stable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liveryman A freeman of the city, in London, who, having paid certain fees, is entitled to wear the distinguishing dress or livery of the company, guild, or district to which he belongs, and also to enjoy certain other privileges, as the right of voting in an election for the lord mayor, sheriffs, chamberlain, etc.
    • Liveryman One who keeps a livery stable.
    • Liveryman One who wears a livery, as a servant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liveryman One who wears a livery; specifically, a freeman of the City of London, who, having paid certain fees, is entitled to wear the characteristic dress or livery of the company to which he belongs, and also to enjoy certain other privileges, as the right to vote in the election of the lord mayor, sheriffs, chamberlain, etc.
    • n liveryman One who keeps a livery-stable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Liveryman a man who wears a livery: a freeman of the city of London entitled to wear the livery and enjoy other privileges of his company
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. livréelivrer—L. liberāre, to free.

Usage

In literature:

Gertrude finally got a trap from the Casanova liveryman, and we went out.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The liveryman stood in the doorway and called directions to us.
"The Man in Lower Ten" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The liveryman was pleased and accepted the regular rate, and Dorg and I were soon galloping out of town.
"The Outlet" by Andy Adams
He had intended walking the rest of the way to Eastboro, routing out the liveryman and hiring a horse and buggy with which to reach the Lights.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The memory of the liveryman was more trustworthy.
"Within an Inch of His Life" by Emile Gaboriau
The liveryman walks away a few steps, and then turns suddenly.
"Kilo" by Ellis Parker Butler
The liveryman stared at him a moment or two and then burst into an exclamation of surprise.
"The Guns of Bull Run" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Arriving at the town of Stacey early that afternoon, Bartley arranged with the local liveryman for the dog's keep that night.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He went right to the point with McCarthy, the liveryman.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I knew a liveryman who was also a great horse-trader.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
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