sedan

Definitions

  • A person is being carried in a sedan chair
    A person is being carried in a sedan chair
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sedan a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
    • n sedan a closed litter for one passenger
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1922 Essex was the first popularly priced car available with a closed body. The two-door, six-cylinder sedan was called the Essex Coach and sold for $945.
    • n Sedan A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sedan A covered chair serving as a vehicle for carrying one person who sits within it, the inclosure being therefore of much greater height than width: it is borne on two poles, which pass through rings secured to the sides, and usually by two bearers. These chairs were first introduced in western Europe in the sixteenth century (first seen in England in 1581, and regularly used there from 1634), but their use was greatly extended in the eighteenth century, when they were the common means of transportation for ladies and gentlemen in the cities of England and France. They were often elaborately decorated, with paintings by artists of note, panels of vernis Martin, and the like, and lined with elegant silks. Similar chairs, carried on the shoulders of two or more bearers, have long been in use in China.
    • n sedan A hand-barrow with a deep basket-like bottom made of barrel-hoops, used to carry fish. It has been used since the eighteenth century to carry fish from the beach over the sand to the flakes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sedan sē-dan′ a covered chair for one, carried on two poles, generally by two bearers: a hand-barrow for fish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Said to be named from Sedan, in France, where it was first made, and whence it was introduced into England in the time of King Charles I
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Invented at Sedan, in France.

Usage

In literature:

We bore the president to the Academy in a golden sedan, and were suffered to remain in the hall during the performance.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
A sedan was procured, and he set out to return, promising to see Vincent again, as soon as he had removed Melissa to Mr. Simpson's.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
They did not regard the victory as a Waterloo or a Sedan or any other foolish thing.
"They Shall Not Pass" by Frank H. Simonds
Sedan was over, and the worst had begun; the protracted suspense, the long agony of hope.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
In 1870 Sedan had come four weeks after the first German troops had entered France.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
I felt as Moltke must have felt when he closed the circle at Sedan.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
He rose and bowed to the doge's sedan chair.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Ahead of her, Ugolini, alerted by his guards, had thrown back the curtains of his sedan chair and was leaning out.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
That sedan-chair niver belonged by right to any foreman av coolies.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Frederick had spent some years with the Duke at Sedan.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
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In poetry:

When Alexander Pope strolled in the city
Strict was the glint of pearl and ''old sedans.
Ladies leaned out more out of fear than pity
For Pope's tight back was rather a goat's than man's
"Mr. Pope" by Allen Tate

In news:

In the mid '90s, Chevrolet resurrected its legendary Impala SS nameplate in the form of an attitude-laden, LT1 V-8-powered, aggressive-looking muscle sedan.
Nissan Maxima sets pace for company's sedans.
An upscale sedan that is quick but not sporty.
Nissan Updates its 2010 Sedan Lineup.
Return of the Four-Door Sports Car -- complete details on Nissan's new flagship sedan.
In the '90s, sedans with rock-and-roll in their fuel lines have been resurrected as full-on factory offerings-and we've gathered the three hottest versions for a thorough test.
Infiniti's crossover sport/utility vehicle concept is a tall-riding, all-wheel-drive four-door sport sedan with the roadgoing agility of an SUV.
Lexus has expanded the cargo capacity of its rear-drive sport sedan by adding a non-conventional wagon back.
The latest clue that a rear-wheel-drive performance sedan named simply SS could soon join nameplates such as Malibu and Suburban in Chevy's lineup came from an unlikely source: GM itself.
During a conversation with Lutz a few years ago, he mentioned that Chevrolet needed a rear-wheel drive performance sedan to draw buyers to the brand.
It was the late company's flagship model in the mid-1990s, an advanced front-wheel-drive sedan that combined dynamic modern styling, sybaritic luxury and a state-of-the-art V-8 engine and drivetrain.
2009 Prius sedans sit at a Toyota dealership in Frederick, Colo. By Sharon Silke Carty, USA TODAY.
From golf club to fight club, six swift, upper-crust four-door sedans vie for supremacy in a field where the best of everything rules.
2012 Acura TSX Technology Pkg Sedan Consumer Reviews.
Find out what other consumers think about this 2012 Acura TSX Technology Pkg Sedan and how they rate it or add your own review and rating.
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In science:

Resu l ta te t kan lagras i en inc iden tda tabas som sedan ska l l kunna anv ändas f ör a t t ana lysera fr ämmande ub å tars be teende och dra s lu tsa tser om deras egenskaper, syf ten och tak t ik sam t om v i lken k ännedom de kunna t skaffa s ig om svenska va t ten .
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Ju l ängre tid som f örflutit sedan observationen gjordes, ju st örre blir detta omr åde och ju svagare f ärgas omr ådet p å kartan.
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En ak tue l l s i tua t ion kan sedan au toma t isk t h änf öras t i l l en v iss k lass . J ämf öre lse med andra rappor tsekvenser som t i l lh ör samma k lass kan nu ge anv ändbar informa t ion .
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U l la Bergs ten är ma tema t isk s ta t is t iker och avde ln ingsd irek t ör v id F örsvare ts forskn ingsans ta l t , d är hon var i t ans t ä l ld sedan 1983 .
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F ö r sva re t s fo r skn ing san s ta l t Johan Schube r t sedan 1987 .
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