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lan·dau

 (lăn′dô′, -dou′)
n.
1. A four-wheeled carriage with front and back passenger seats that face each other and a roof in two sections that can be lowered or detached.
2. A style of automobile with a similar roof.
adj.
Of or relating to a covering of fabric or vinyl over part or all of the roof of an automobile to make it resemble a convertible: a sedan with a landau top.

[After Landau, a city of southwest Germany.]
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landau

(ˈlændɔː)
n
a four-wheeled carriage, usually horse-drawn, with two folding hoods that meet over the middle of the passenger compartment
[C18: named after Landau (a town in Bavaria), where it was first made]

Landau

(Russian lanˈdau)
n
(Biography) Lev Davidovich (ljɛf daˈvidəvitʃ). 1908–68, Soviet physicist, noted for his researches on quantum theory and his work on the theories of solids and liquids: Nobel prize for physics 1962
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lan•dau

(ˈlæn dɔ, -daʊ)

n.
1. a four-wheeled, two-seated carriage with a top made in two parts that may be let down or folded back.
2. a sedanlike automobile with a short convertible back.
[1735–45; after Landau, town in Germany where first made]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Landau - Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)
2.landau - a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
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Translations

landau

[ˈlændɔː] Nlandó m
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landau

nLandauer m
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landau

[ˈlændɔː] nlandò m inv
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References in classic literature ?
Alencon, which up to 1816 could boast of only two private carriages, saw, without amazement, in the course of ten years, coupes, landaus, tilburies, and cabriolets rolling through her streets.
Magnificently appointed landaus and covered motors swept in and out of the drive, and the air was gay with the merry outcries of the tennis players.
Now that he's so thick with Lidia Ivanovna and Landau, they all say he's crazy, and I should prefer not to agree with everybody, but this time I can't help it."
"Away they went, and I was just wondering whether I should not do well to follow them when up the lane came a neat little landau, the coachman with his coat only half-buttoned, and his tie under his ear, while all the tags of his harness were sticking out of the buckles.
It was Madame Nilsson's first appearance that winter, and what the daily press had already learned to describe as "an exceptionally brilliant audience" had gathered to hear her, transported through the slippery, snowy streets in private broughams, in the spacious family landau, or in the humbler but more convenient "Brown coupe" To come to the Opera in a Brown coupe was almost as honourable a way of arriving as in one's own carriage; and departure by the same means had the immense advantage of enabling one