hansom

  • 1 hansom — UK [ˈhæns(ə)m] / US [ˈhænsəm] or hansom cab UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hansom : singular hansom plural hansoms a covered vehicle with two wheels pulled by a horse, used in the past as a taxi …

    English dictionary

  • 2 Hansom — Han som (h[a^]n s[u^]m), n., Hansom cab Han som cab (k[a^]b ). [From the name of the inventor.] A light, low, two wheeled covered carriage with the driver s seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top. [1913 Webster] He hailed a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 hansom — (also hansom cab) ► NOUN historical ▪ a two wheeled horse drawn cab with space for two inside, with the driver seated behind. ORIGIN named after the English architect Joseph A. Hansom (1803 82), who patented it …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 hansom — two wheeled, two person cab, 1847, from James A. Hansom (1803 1882), English architect who designed such a vehicle c.1834 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Hansom — (engl., spr. hännßöm), in England eine nach dem Erfinder benannte zweiräderige, leichte, ungedeckte, schnell fahrende Droschke mit nur zwei Sitzen. Der erhöhte Kutscherbock befindet sich im Rücken der Fahrgäste, mit denen der Kutscher durch eine… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Hansom — (engl., spr. hännsŏm), nach dem Erfinder benannte zweiräderige Droschke mit zwei Sitzen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 hansom — hànsom m DEFINICIJA pov. engleska pokrivena kočija na 2 kotača, kočijaš je straga na visokom sjedalu ETIMOLOGIJA engl. prema graditelju kočije, engleskom arhitektu J. A. Hansomu (1803 1882) …

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  • 8 hansom — [19] The hansom cab, the taxi of the second half of the 19th century, was the brainchild of James Aloysius Hansom (1803– 82), an architect, whose other main claim to fame is that he designed Birmingham town hall. In 1834 he took out a patent for… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 9 hansom — [19] The hansom cab, the taxi of the second half of the 19th century, was the brainchild of James Aloysius Hansom (1803– 82), an architect, whose other main claim to fame is that he designed Birmingham town hall. In 1834 he took out a patent for… …

    Word origins

  • 10 hansom — n. (in full hansom cab) hist. a two wheeled horse drawn cab accommodating two inside, with the driver seated behind. Etymology: J. A. Hansom, Engl. architect d. 1822, who designed it * * * hansom(e, sum obs. ff. handsome …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 hansom — noun Etymology: Joseph A. Hansom died 1882 English architect Date: 1847 a light 2 wheeled covered carriage with the driver s seat elevated behind called also hansom cab …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 hansom — /han seuhm/, n. 1. a low hung, two wheeled, covered vehicle drawn by one horse, for two passengers, with the driver being mounted on an elevated seat behind and the reins running over the roof. 2. any similar horse drawn vehicle. Also called… …

    Universalium

  • 13 hansom — noun A Hansom cab; a carriage. I rose accordingly from table, got into a hansom, and drove straight to Jekylls house …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 hansom — han|som [ˈhænsəm] n also hansom .cab [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Joseph Hansom (1803 82), British architect who designed it] a small vehicle pulled by a horse which was used in the past as a taxi …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 hansom — [[t]hæ̱nsəm[/t]] hansoms N COUNT In former times, a hansom or a hansom cab was a horse drawn carriage with two wheels and a fixed hood …

    English dictionary

  • 16 hansom — [ hans(ə)m] (also hansom cab) noun historical a two wheeled horse drawn cab with space for two inside, with the driver seated behind. Origin C19: named after the English architect Joseph A. Hansom, who patented it …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 Hansom — Han|som [ hænsəm], der; s, s [nach dem engl. Architekten J. A. Hansom (1803 1882)]: zweirädrige englische Kutsche mit zwei Sitzplätzen u. Verdeck, bei der sich der Kutschbock erhöht hinter den Sitzen befindet …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 Hansom — This interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from the medieval given name Han(n) , which is usually a short form of Johan, from the Hebrew name Yochanan , meaning Jehovah has favoured (me with a son), or may… …

    Surnames reference

  • 19 Hansom — Han|som [ hɛnzəm, engl. hænsəm] der; s, s <nach dem engl. Erfinder J. A. Hansom, 1803 1882> zweirädrige engl. Kutsche mit zwei Sitzplätzen u. Verdeck, bei der sich der Kutschbock erhöht hinter den Sitzen befindet …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 20 hansom — han|som [ hænsəm ] or ,hansom cab noun count a covered vehicle with two wheels pulled by a horse, used in the past as a taxi …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English