Origin of Cadillacfrom Cadillac, trademark for a luxury automobile, after Cadillac
The tail fins of a 1959 pink Cadillac.
The definition of a Cadillac is a car brand produced by General Motors, or something that is the highest quality of its kind.
An example of a Cadillac is the most expensive and well made designer bag on the market.
Informal something that is the most luxurious or highest quality of its kind
1658?-1730; Fr. explorer in America
- A brand of luxury automobile, now part of the General Motors group
- By extension, any brand that represents the most luxurious or highest quality example in its class
- A surname.
- An urban area in Quebec, Canada
- A commune in the Gironde department, in France
- A city in the U.S. state of Michigan
- A mountain in the U.S. state of Maine
- A village in Saskatchewan, Canada
- After the several parties had begun to complain to the home government the monopoly of the fur trade was transferred to Cadillac and he was exhorted to cease quarrelling with the Jesuits.
- Cadillac arrived on the 24th of July with about ioo followers.
- But the missionaries were not interested in the settlement of the country by Europeans, the fur traders were generally opposed to it, there was bitter strife between the missionaries and Cadillac, and the French system of absolutism in government and monopoly in trade were further obstacles to progress.
- The oldest, Mine La Motte (Madison county), discovered in 1715 by De la Motte Cadillac, is still a heavy producer.
- A larger and more massive and stately building than the city hall is the county court house, facing Cadillac Square, with a lofty tower surmounted by a gilded dome.