Meaning of livery


Pronunciation: (liv'u-rē, liv'rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. a distinctive uniform, badge, or device formerly provided by someone of rank or title for his retainers, as in time of war.
  2. a uniform worn by servants.
  3. distinctive attire worn by an official, a member of a company or guild, etc.
  4. Also calleda guild or company of the City of London entitled to wear such livery.
  5. characteristic dress, garb, or outward appearance: the green livery of summer.
  6. the care, feeding, stabling, etc., of horses for pay.
  7. See
  8. a company that rents out automobiles, boats, etc.
  9. an ancient method of conveying a freehold by formal delivery of possession.


Pronunciation: (liv'u-rē), [key]
— adj.
  1. liverish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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