Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. vehicle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carriage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. a motor-car designed to carry four or five persons and made lighter in weight and shorter in length than the ordinary touring-car: usually also of less motor capacity than the heavier cars, to reduce cost both of manufacture and of operation.
  • n. A carriage.

Etymologies

From French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The fruit of the rats 'hard work can be seen on the table cloth on the hood of the "voiture" -- a portion of Ratatouille, fresh from the oven!

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  • A car of such character, passing readily as the town-car of any family in modest circumstances, or else as what Paris calls a voiture de remise (a hackney car without taximeter) was a tremendous convenience, enabling its owner to scurry at will about cab-ridden Paris free of comment.

    The Lone Wolf A Melodrama

  • Take care, therefore, to keep that necessary 'voiture' in perfect good repair; examine, improve, and strengthen it every day: it is in the power, and ought to be the care, of every man to do it; he that neglects it, deserves to feel, and certainly will feel, the fatal effects of that negligence.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1746-47

  • In this journey, the understanding is the 'voiture' that must carry you through; and in proportion as that is stronger or weaker, more or less in repair, your journey will be better or worse; though at best you will now and then find some bad roads, and some bad inns.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1746-47

  • "I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant -- (overlook the barbarism) croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the" voiture "I had given Céline.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • "Viens voir ce que j'ai dans la voiture," ( "come see what I have in my car,") she said.

    French Word-A-Day

  • La vie du village suit l'évolution générale des mœurs et des habitudes de vie: chacun son travail, ses horaires, sa voiture, son sport, son loisir ... ce qui change la convivialité -- Restent bien sûrs de bons moments de communauté villageoise mais rien qui puisse égaler ce que j'ai connu en 1968.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • J'aime beaucoup la photo de la "deuch", la deux chevaux classique -- quelle voiture, et très bien décorée!

    cramer - French Word-A-Day

  • L´art a l´arrière de la voiture ressemblent l´art de le livre ¨Le Petite Prince¨, de Saint Exupéry.

    cramer - French Word-A-Day

  • Au retour de Sicile, les enfants ont découvert quelques clandestins dans la voiture!

    clandestin - French Word-A-Day

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