• WordNet 3.6
    • n limousine large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Salvador Dali once arrived to an art exhibition in a limousine filled with turnips.
    • n Limousine an elongated, luxurious automobile, designed to be driven by a chauffeur and often having a glass partition between the driver's seat and the passengers' compartment behind.When intended for use in transporting businessmen, the limousine may be equipped with a telephone and other conveniences to permit work during travel. Limousines are often rented for travel to and from airports, and as a luxurious perquisite on special occasions, as weddings or school prm nights. Originally (1913) the term referred to an automobile body with seats and permanent top like a coupé, and with the top projecting over the driver and a projecting front, or an automobile with such a body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limousine A cloak of goats' hair or coarse wool worn by peasants and wagon-drivers.
    • n limousine A type of automobile body, in which the rear seats are inclosed by fixed sides, back, and top. The front scats are commonly separated from the rear part of the body by movable glass windows.
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  • Dorothy Parker
    “Why is it no one ever sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. limousine, a kind of cloak, fr. Limousin, an old province in central France


In literature:

Mr. Dalken insisted that Tom with his father and mother get into his luxurious limousine and let him drive them home.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He smiled as he rode home in his big limousine too, and he continued to smile during dinner, but he said nothing.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
He sat and waited for some kind motorist, and after an hour passed us, comfortable in a limousine.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
He was glad when they got into the limousine and started theaterwards.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
He saw her to the door, where her beautiful limousine was awaiting her.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
That stout woman riding by in her limousine, with a Pomeranian on her lap instead of a baby?
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
The dead man's limousine is still waiting at the door, and the local doctor is in attendance.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
As I looks at DeLancey there in the limousine I has to grin.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
After breakfast Belle went shopping in the limousine.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The next afternoon the limousine was not busy and she borrowed it, with the handsome Greek chauffeur.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis

In news:

A United States Marine stands guard at the diplomatic entrance of the West Wing, near German Chancellor Angela Merkel's limousine.
Plentiful in Panama City , Fla. Spring break deals are popping in Panama City Beach, Fla. Airboat tours, limousine rides, and hot wings are some of the spring break deals available to students.
A suburban Rosemont police officer is hospitalized after his patrol car hit a limousine.
The City Council and city's Taxi and Limousine Commission sparred yesterday over a new taxi design that eliminates printed fares from the sides of taxicabs.
President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved into Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after being shot outside a Washington hotel Monday, March 30, 1981.
The Swedish rockers of the Sounds played a recent show at Soma with Limousines and Funeral Party.
The Swedish rockers played a recent show with Limousines and Funeral Party.
Bow, Poochapalooza's royal ambassador, in black top hat and tails, enjoyed a limousine ride courtesy of Canine Cozy Care Resort, joined by a few other dogs.
Members of the city's Taxi & Limousine Commission are to vote Thursday on whether to allow people to nab a ride electronically.
Jeremiah Coffey/Special to the Record Searchlight Robert Hanson owns and operates Ambassador Limousine.
Ambassador Limousine provides traditional elegance and affordable luxury.
New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will vote tomorrow on a proposal that would permit drivers to use taxi-hailing apps.
Three teen-agers were seriously injured when a 16-year-old boy suspected of drunken driving ran a stop sign near Loma and crashed his Mustang into a limousine last night, igniting the Mustang on fire.
"Very Busy People" by The Limousines.
Regent Limousine Service, located in Victoria, British Columbia, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

In science:

We would like to thank Marceau Limousin and Elinor Medezinski for sending us their weak lensing profiles and for useful conversations.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
Figure 4: Mass model for Abell 1689 published in Limousin et al. (2007): the critical lines for a source at z = 3 are overplotted in yellow on the HST ACS image of Abell 1689.
Cosmological Constraints from Strong Gravitational Lensing in Galaxy Clusters
We thank Olivier Limousin for constructive discussions and suggestions along the preparation of this paper, and Olivier Gevin for his inputs about the ASIC.
Extensive testing of Schottky CdTe detectors for the ECLAIRs X-Gamma-ray Camera on board the SVOM mission
Jullo, E., Kneib, J.-P., Limousin, M., El´ıasd´ottir, ´A., Marshall, P. J., Verdugo, T., Dec. 2007. A Bayesian approach to strong lensing modelling of galaxy clusters.
A Systematic Review of Strong Gravitational Lens Modeling Software