motorcade
motorcade motorcade n. a procession of people traveling in motor cars. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • motorcade — (n.) 1909, from MOTOR (Cf. motor ) + suffix from CAVALCADE (Cf. cavalcade) …   Etymology dictionary

  • motorcade — *procession, parade, cortege, cavalcade …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • motorcade — [n] procession of motor vehicles caravan, convoy, parade; concepts 432,503 …   New thesaurus

  • motorcade — ► NOUN ▪ a procession of motor vehicles. ORIGIN from MOTOR(Cf. ↑motor), on the pattern of cavalcade …   English terms dictionary

  • motorcade — ☆ motorcade [mōt′ərkād΄ ] n. [ MOTOR + CADE] a procession of automobiles or other motor vehicles, specif., as an escort for an important person …   English World dictionary

  • Motorcade — Presidential motorcade transporting then U.S. President George W. Bush in North Carolina, July 2005 A motorcade (convoy, carcade, autocade) is a procession of vehicles. The term motorcade was coined by Lyle Abbot (in 1912 or 1913 when… …   Wikipedia

  • motorcade — [[t]mo͟ʊtə(r)keɪd[/t]] motorcades N COUNT A motorcade is a line of slow moving cars carrying important people, usually as part of a public ceremony. At times the president s motorcade slowed to a crawl …   English dictionary

  • motorcade — UK [ˈməʊtə(r)ˌkeɪd] / US [ˈmoʊtərˌkeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms motorcade : singular motorcade plural motorcades a group of cars travelling with someone very important …   English dictionary

  • motorcade — noun Date: 1913 a procession of motor vehicles • motorcade intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • motorcade — /moh teuhr kayd /, n., v., motorcaded, motorcading. n. 1. a procession or parade of automobiles or other motor vehicles. v.i. 2. to travel by or in a motorcade. [1910 15; MOTOR + CADE] * * * …   Universalium

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