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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- Left, as opposed to right.
- To carry.
- n. A rock.
- n. An abbreviation of carat.
- n. See caer-.
- To carry or transport on a car.
- To travel by car; go in a car: sometimes with an indefinite it.
- 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
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)