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liv·er·y

 (lĭv′ə-rē, lĭv′rē)
n. pl. liv·er·ies
1. A distinctive uniform worn by the male servants of a household.
2. The distinctive dress worn by the members of a particular group; uniform: ushers in livery.
3. The costume or insignia worn by the retainers of a feudal lord.
4.
a. The boarding and care of horses for a fee.
b. The hiring out of horses and carriages.
c. A livery stable.
5. A business that offers vehicles, such as automobiles or boats, for hire.
6. Law Official delivery of property, especially land, to a new owner.

[Middle English liveri, from Old French livree, delivery, from feminine past participle of livrer, to deliver, from Latin līberāre, to free, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.]

livery

(ˈlɪvərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the identifying uniform, badge, etc, of a member of a guild or one of the servants of a feudal lord
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
3. an individual or group that wears such a uniform
4. (Clothing & Fashion) distinctive dress or outward appearance
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
a. the stabling, keeping, or hiring out of horses for money
b. (as modifier): a livery horse.
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) at livery being kept in a livery stable
7. (Law) legal history an ancient method of conveying freehold land
[C14: via Anglo-French from Old French livrée allocation, from livrer to hand over, from Latin līberāre to set free]

livery

(ˈlɪvərɪ)
adj
1. of or resembling liver
2. (Pathology) another word for liverish

liv•er•y1

(ˈlɪv ə ri, ˈlɪv ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. a distinctive uniform, badge, or device formerly provided by someone of rank or title for his or her retainers.
2. a uniform worn by servants.
3. distinctive attire worn by an official, a member of a company or guild, etc.
4. any of various companies of the City of London descended from medieval guilds and formerly characterized by such livery.
5. characteristic dress, garb, or outward appearance: the green livery of summer.
6. the care, feeding, stabling, etc., of horses for pay.
8. a company that rents out automobiles, boats, etc.
9. Law. an ancient method of conveying a freehold by formal delivery of possession.
[1250–1300; Middle English livere < Anglo-French, < Old French livree allowance (of food, clothing, etc.), n. use of feminine past participle of livrer to give over < Latin līberāre]

liv•er•y2

(ˈlɪv ə ri)

adj.
[1770–80; liver1 + -y1]

livery

- A company's distinctive color scheme or emblem on vehicles is called the livery; livery first referred to the dispensing of clothes, food, or provisions to servants.
See also related terms for servants.

Livery

 retainers collectively, 1413.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.livery - uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurslivery - uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
uniform - clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
2.livery - the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
surrender - the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, conveyance - act of transferring property title from one person to another
bailment - the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
3.livery - the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
Adj.1.livery - suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distresslivery - suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

livery

noun costume, dress, clothing, suit, uniform, attire, garb, regalia, vestments, raiment (archaic or poetic) She was attended by servants in special livery.
Translations
livrej
livreeluovutusomaisuuspukeavaatettaa
livreja
livrea
livré
ліврея

livery

[ˈlɪvərɪ]
A. Nlibrea f (liter) → ropaje m
B. CPD livery company N (Brit) → gremio m (antiguo de la Ciudad de Londres)
livery stable Ncuadra f de caballos de alquiler

livery

[ˈlɪvəri] nlivrée f

livery

nLivree f; (fig liter)Kleid nt

livery

:
livery company
nZunft f
livery stable
nMietstall m

livery

[ˈlɪvərɪ] nlivrea
References in classic literature ?
They walked about through the streets for an hour and then got a rig from Wesley Moyer's livery and went for a drive in the country.
Fuchs had got a few hours' sleep at the livery barn in town, but he was afraid the grey gelding had strained himself.
The land had been cleared of wood for a reasonable distance around the work, but every other part of the scene lay in the green livery of nature, except where the limpid water mellowed the view, or the bold rocks thrust their black and naked heads above the undulating outline of the mountain ranges.
It is an ugly sight, at any rate; and the wisest way for the Judge is to button his coat closely over his breast, and, taking his horse and chaise from the livery stable, to make all speed to his own house.
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance.
A man in blue livery stood holding it, and gazing before him, silent as a statue.
If A trade a barrel of onions to B, worth 2 pence the bushel, in exchange for a sheep worth 4 pence and a dog worth a penny, and C kill the dog before de- livery, because bitten by the same, who mistook him for D, what sum is still due to A from B, and which party pays for the dog, C or D, and who gets the money?
The two livery stables were crowded with vehicles of all sorts, and lines of buggies and wagons were drawn up along the sides of the shady roads, the horses switching their tails in luxurious idleness.
His stable and carriage-house presented the appear- ance of some of our large city livery establishments.
She would canter up to the door on her pony, followed by a mounted livery servant.
Here I am, with my clothes positively paid for; with a balance at my banker's; with my servant in livery, and my gig at the door; solvent, flourishing, popular -- and all on a Pill.
It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery.