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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.
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.]
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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]
1. of or resembling liver
2. (Pathology) another word for liverish
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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)
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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.
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Liveryretainers collectively, 1413.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||livery - 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|
|Adj.||1.||livery - suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress|
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noun costume, dress, clothing, suit, uniform, attire, garb, regalia, vestments, raiment (archaic or poetic) She was attended by servants in special livery.
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livery[ˈlɪvəri] n → livrée f
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n → Zunft f
n → Mietstall m
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livery[ˈlɪvərɪ] n → livrea
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