Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An automobile.
  • n. A vehicle, such as a streetcar, that runs on rails: a railroad car.
  • n. A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance: an elevator car.
  • n. The part of a balloon or airship that carries people and cargo.
  • n. Archaic A chariot, carriage, or cart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal.
  • n. A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation; a motorcar or automobile.
  • n. An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  • n. an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  • n. A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  • n. A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  • n. The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  • n. The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  • n. The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  • n. A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  • n. The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
  • n. The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
  • n. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.
  • n. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.
  • n. The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
  • n. The cage of a lift or elevator.
  • n. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
  • n. A floating perforated box for living fish.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Left, as opposed to right.
  • To carry.
  • To carry or transport on a car.
  • To travel by car; go in a car: sometimes with an indefinite it.
  • n. A wheeled vehicle or conveyance, especially one having only two wheels.
  • n. A chariot of war, triumph, or pageantry; in poetic and figurative usage, any elaborate conveyance used in proceedings characterized by dignity, solemnity, or splendor: as, Phœbus's car; the car of Juggernaut; a triumphal car.
  • n. A vehicle running upon rails.
  • n. The basket of a balloon, in which the aëronaut sits.
  • n. A wood or grove, generally of alders, on a moist soil.
  • n. Any hollow place or marsh.
  • n. A rock.
  • n. An abbreviation of carat.
  • n. See caer-.
  • n. A yellowish brown sediment deposited from water which contains salts of iron, as in the drainage from coal-mines. Also carr.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
  • n. a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
  • n. the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
  • n. a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
  • n. where passengers ride up and down

Etymologies

Middle English carre, cart, from Old North French, from Latin carra, pl. of carrus, carrum, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English carre, from Anglo-Norman carre (from Old Northern French, compare Old French char), from Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus ("four-wheeled baggage wagon") Compare Celtic carr (two-wheeled chariot), from Gaulish karros, from Proto-Indo-European *krsos, from Proto-Indo-European base *kers- (to run). (Wiktionary)
Acronym of contents of the adress part of register number. Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Seriously, the Exige is one super quick car * specially designed to be a track car*, and the Mustang is, well, just a run of the mill muscle car - a very good one, but still designed more for the street, than the track.

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  • I'll meet you at the car Krystal: ok * By paint* Kristina: Now I'm looking at for a bright pink*Looking around and notices a cute boy* Kristina: Well don't he look good * Boy walks by and bumps Kristina* Boy: I'm so sorry I didn't mean to*smiles at her* Kristina: it's ok*pays for paint and goes meet her mom at the car* Krystal: why are you so smiley?

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  • As they walked they at times stopped and walked again continuing their _tête-à-tête_ (which, of course, he was utterly out of) about sirens enemies of man's reason, mingled with a number of other topics of the same category, usurpers, historical cases of the kind while the man in the sweeper car or you might as well call it in the sleeper car who in any case couldn't possibly hear because they were too far simply sat in his seat near the end of lower Gardiner street _and looked after their lowbacked car_.

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  • However, I’d be very uncomfortable driving down the road with my two kids and seeing porn playing in the car in front of me (#1 son -- “Hey mom, there’s a really cute dog in that car… get closer!”).

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  • I think the racing car is an Indy car from the 70s.

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  • Somewhat disappointingly for Inspector Morse fans, Ming's main car is a VW Passat.

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  • The BBC says "The word 'car' has been in use since at least 1382. It comes from the Latin 'carrus,' a two-wheeled vehicle for carrying burdens."

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