chauffeur


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to chauffeur: Chauffeur Fracture

chauf·feur

 (shō′fər, shō-fûr′)
n.
One employed to drive a private automobile.
v. chauf·feured, chauf·feur·ing, chauf·feurs
v.tr.
1. To serve as a driver for (another).
2. To transport in (a motor vehicle); drive: chauffeured the guests around town.
v.intr.
To serve as a driver for another.

[French, stoker, from chauffer, to heat, stoke, from Old French chaufer; see chafe.]

chauffeur

(ˈʃəʊfə; ʃəʊˈfɜː)
n
a person employed to drive a car
vb
to act as driver for (a person): he chauffeured me to the stadium; he chauffeurs for the Duke.
[C20: from French, literally: stoker, from chauffer to heat]
chauffeuse fem n

chauf•feur

(ˈʃoʊ fər, ʃoʊˈfɜr)

n.
1. a person employed to drive an automobile for the owner.
2. a person employed to drive a car or limousine for paying passengers.
v.t.
3. to drive (a vehicle) as a chauffeur.
4. to transport by car: to chauffeur the kids to school.
v.i.
5. to work as a chauffeur.
[1895–1900; < French: literally, stoker =chauff(er) to heat (see chafe) + -eur -eur]

chauffeur


Past participle: chauffeured
Gerund: chauffeuring

Imperative
chauffeur
chauffeur
Present
I chauffeur
you chauffeur
he/she/it chauffeurs
we chauffeur
you chauffeur
they chauffeur
Preterite
I chauffeured
you chauffeured
he/she/it chauffeured
we chauffeured
you chauffeured
they chauffeured
Present Continuous
I am chauffeuring
you are chauffeuring
he/she/it is chauffeuring
we are chauffeuring
you are chauffeuring
they are chauffeuring
Present Perfect
I have chauffeured
you have chauffeured
he/she/it has chauffeured
we have chauffeured
you have chauffeured
they have chauffeured
Past Continuous
I was chauffeuring
you were chauffeuring
he/she/it was chauffeuring
we were chauffeuring
you were chauffeuring
they were chauffeuring
Past Perfect
I had chauffeured
you had chauffeured
he/she/it had chauffeured
we had chauffeured
you had chauffeured
they had chauffeured
Future
I will chauffeur
you will chauffeur
he/she/it will chauffeur
we will chauffeur
you will chauffeur
they will chauffeur
Future Perfect
I will have chauffeured
you will have chauffeured
he/she/it will have chauffeured
we will have chauffeured
you will have chauffeured
they will have chauffeured
Future Continuous
I will be chauffeuring
you will be chauffeuring
he/she/it will be chauffeuring
we will be chauffeuring
you will be chauffeuring
they will be chauffeuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chauffeuring
you have been chauffeuring
he/she/it has been chauffeuring
we have been chauffeuring
you have been chauffeuring
they have been chauffeuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chauffeuring
you will have been chauffeuring
he/she/it will have been chauffeuring
we will have been chauffeuring
you will have been chauffeuring
they will have been chauffeuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chauffeuring
you had been chauffeuring
he/she/it had been chauffeuring
we had been chauffeuring
you had been chauffeuring
they had been chauffeuring
Conditional
I would chauffeur
you would chauffeur
he/she/it would chauffeur
we would chauffeur
you would chauffeur
they would chauffeur
Past Conditional
I would have chauffeured
you would have chauffeured
he/she/it would have chauffeured
we would have chauffeured
you would have chauffeured
they would have chauffeured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chauffeur - a man paid to drive a privately owned carchauffeur - a man paid to drive a privately owned car
chauffeuse - a woman chauffeur
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
Verb1.chauffeur - drive someone in a vehicle
drive - cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
Translations
šofér
chauffør
ŝoforo
autonkuljettaja
vozač
sofõrsofőr
ekill, bílstjóri
おかかえ運転手
운전 기사
šoferisvairuotojas
šoferis
šofér
voznik
chaufför
คนขับรถ
tài xế

chauffeur

[ˈʃəʊfəʳ]
A. Nchófer mf, chofer mf (LAm)
B. VTllevar en coche (to the station a la estación) I had to chauffeur him all over town (iro) → tuve que hacer de chófer y llevarle de una punta a otra de la ciudad
C. VIhacer de chófer (for para)

chauffeur

[ˈʃəʊfər] nchauffeur mchauffeur-driven car [ˈʃəʊfərdrɪvən] nvoiture f avec chauffeur

chauffeur

nChauffeur m, → Fahrer m; chauffeur-drivenmit Fahrer or Chauffeur; to be chauffeur-driveneinen Fahrer haben

chauffeur

[ˈʃəʊfəʳ] nautista m/f

chauffeur

(ˈʃəufə) , ((American) ʃəuˈfə:r) noun
a person employed as a car-driver for a rich or important person.

chauffeur

سائِق سَيَّارَة šofér chauffør Fahrer σοφέρ chófer autonkuljettaja chauffeur vozač autista おかかえ運転手 운전 기사 chauffeur sjåfør szofer chofer, motorista шофер chaufför คนขับรถ şoför tài xế 司机
References in classic literature ?
Take the outside, sport," he said to the chauffeur.
At the same time the chauffeur attempted to start his machine, but it was evident that something had gone wrong, as though the gears refused to mesh, and the delay caused by this, while he pushed the lever into reverse and backed the car a few inches before again attempting to go ahead, gave the nurse time to reach the side of the taxicab.
The chauffeur shouted angrily at him as he leapt back.
He found his father's chauffeur in the garage, said, "Morning" without looking at the man's face, and, bending over the car, continued: "Hullo
One of the fellows called him, I remember, "a silly old bleached cockatoo," which so enraged his chauffeur that he bounded out of his seat to take the part of his insulted master, and it was all we could do to prevent a riot in the street.
It was her brother's machine, but they were alone with the exception of the chauffeur.
There his chauffeur waited, untiring and sleepless, with his car always ready for that last rush to the coast, the advisability of which the Prince had considered more than once during the last twenty-four hours.
You might tell them to give my chauffeur something.
His servant, his head groom, and his chauffeur were there to receive their orders for the morning.
Far off to the right a wide smoke haze dimmed the sky,--the town of Pullman, the soldier chauffeur told us, or what had been the town of Pullman, for it was utterly destroyed.
Sometimes when you are out in your Pickering Gem or your Pickering Giant the car hesitates, falters, and stops dead, and your chauffeur, having examined the carburettor, turns to you and explains the phenomenon in these words: 'The mixture is too rich.
The fur-coated chauffeurs bulked dimly in their seats.