- a four-wheeled, two-seated carriage with a top made in two parts that may be let down or folded back.
- a sedanlike automobile with a short convertible back.
Origin of landau
- Lev Da·vi·do·vich [lyef duh-vye-duh-vyich] /ˈlyɛf dʌˈvyɛ də vyɪtʃ/, 1908–68, Russian scientist: Nobel Prize in Physics 1962.
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Contemporary Examples of landau
In the age of “a million choices,” as Landau said, this short, fun experience wins out over the classic salon experience.
By the end of this year, Landau hopes to have close to 3,000 employees and more than $40 million in revenue.
“We have been sort of on a rocket ship here in terms of our growth,” said Landau.
The State Landau coach which will carry the Queen, above,and below, the Mall.Dawn Dress Rehearsal for Jubilee
June 1, 2012
Peres recently co-wrote a book with Landau about his mentor, Ben-Gurion.Shimon Peres’s Influence Wanes as Israel Grows More Bellicose Toward Iran
March 2, 2012
Historical Examples of landau
They were coming in; a storm of oaths greeted them from the landau.
And the landau, still rolling on, turned into the Rue de Rome.
They re-entered the landau, Macquart taking the seat beside the coachman.
The party returned from church in the landau that brought up Davy's luggage.Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon
On May 5th, 1760, he was driven from the Tower to Tyburn in a landau drawn by six horses.Bygone Punishments
- a four-wheeled carriage, usually horse-drawn, with two folding hoods that meet over the middle of the passenger compartment
Word Origin for landau
- Lev Davidovich (ljɛf daˈvidəvitʃ). 1908–68, Soviet physicist, noted for his researches on quantum theory and his work on the theories of solids and liquids: Nobel prize for physics 1962
type of four-wheeled carriage, 1743, from Landau, town in Bavaria where they first were made. The first element is the common Germanic element found in English land (n.); the identity of the second is disputed. But Klein says the vehicle name is "in reality" Spanish lando "originally a light four-wheeled carriage drawn by mules," from Arabic al-andul.