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[liv-uh-reed, liv-reed] /ˈlɪv ə rid, ˈlɪv rid/
clad in livery, as servants:
a liveried footman.
Origin of liveried
First recorded in 1625-35; livery1 + -ed3
Related forms
unliveried, adjective Unabridged
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  • True to appointment, there stood a carriage driven by a liveried coachman.

    When a Cobbler Ruled a King Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • A liveried chauffeur was at the wheel of the big touring car in which she met him.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • The rich rolled along in their splendid vehicles with liveried outriders and postillions.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • I eagerly demanded of the liveried servant that opened the door.

  • She is trying to ride into fashionable society with her carriage and liveried servants; and that poor girl so heart-broken.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
  • Such nonsense, having a liveried servant at my heels, when I am only a dressmaker!

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • Vicarious consumption by dependents bearing the insignia of their patron or master narrows down to a corps of liveried menials.

  • The domestic servants were liveried, at least after the mansion was occupied.

  • The hall was brilliantly lighted, and an army of liveried footmen with lighted lamps hastened out to receive the party.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
  • He drove in a carriage lined with satin, and had liveried servants.

British Dictionary definitions for liveried


(esp of servants or footmen) wearing livery
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