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Definition of "livery" []

  • A distinctive uniform worn by the male servants of a household. (noun)
  • The distinctive dress worn by the members of a particular group; uniform: ushers in livery. (noun)
  • The costume or insignia worn by the retainers of a feudal lord. (noun)
  • The boarding and care of horses for a fee. (noun)
  • The hiring out of horses and carriages. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "livery" in a sentence
  • "Planter raises them, and sends Rosa off, R.H. Enter Four Servants in livery, with apparatus for shooting."
  • "Except at public functions, the last time I saw a footman in livery was in 1921."
  • "It will be sold in livery stables and up back lanes, and be carried in coal-oil cans, and labeled "gopher-poison.""