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 (sĭ-dăn′, sə-däN′)
A town of northeast France on the Meuse River near the Belgian border. It was the site of the decisive defeat and surrender of Napoleon III (September 2, 1870) in the Franco-Prussian War.


1. A closed automobile having two or four doors and a front and rear seat.
2. A portable enclosed chair for one person, having poles in the front and rear and carried by two other people. Also called sedan chair.

[Origin unknown.]


1. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian and NZ a closed two-door or four-door car with four to six seats. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): saloon
2. (Automotive Engineering) short for sedan chair
[C17: of uncertain origin; compare Latin sēdēs seat]


(French sədɑ̃; English sɪˈdæn)
(Placename) a town in NE France, on the River Meuse: passed to France in 1642; a Protestant stronghold (16th–17th centuries); scene of a French defeat (1870) during the Franco-Prussian War and of a battle (1940) in World War II, which began the German invasion of France. Pop: 19 219 (2008)



1. an enclosed automobile body having two or four doors and seating four or more persons.
[1625–35; of obscure orig.]


(sɪˈdæn, -ˈdɑ̃)

a city in NE France, on the Meuse River: defeat and capture of Napoleon III 1870. 25,430.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedan - a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doorssedan - a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
brougham - a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
2.sedan - a closed litter for one passengersedan - a closed litter for one passenger  
jampan - a kind of sedan chair used in India
litter - conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
lokuî fólksbifreiî
sedans, limuzīns
binek otomobilsalonsedan araba
ô tô conô tô con mui kín hai hoặc bốn cửa


[sɪˈdæn] N
1. (also sedan chair) → silla f de manos
2. (US) (Aut) → sedán m


[sɪˈdæn] n (US) (= car) → berline fsedan chair nchaise f à porteurs


(also sedan chair)Sänfte f
(US Aut) → Limousine f


[sɪˈdæn] n (Am) (Aut) → berlina


(siˈdӕn) noun
(American) a covered car for four or more people.


سِيَّارَةٌ صَالُون sedan sedan Limousine αυτοκίνητο σεντάν, σαλούν coche turismo, salón, sedán henkilöauto, salonkivaunu berline limuzina bar, berlina セダン 승용차 sedan salong, sedan limuzyna, salon bar, berlina, carro sedã бар, седан salong, sedan รถเก๋งที่มีสองหรือสี่ประตู, รถยนต์ขนาดใหญ่ salon, sedan araba ô tô con, ô tô con mui kín hai hoặc bốn cửa 会客室, 轿车
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