Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Left, as opposed to right.
  • noun A wood or grove, generally of alders, on a moist soil.
  • noun Any hollow place or marsh.
  • To carry.
  • noun A rock.
  • noun An abbreviation of carat.
  • noun See caer-.
  • To carry or transport on a car.
  • To travel by car; go in a car: sometimes with an indefinite it.
  • noun A yellowish brown sediment deposited from water which contains salts of iron, as in the drainage from coal-mines. Also carr.
  • noun A wheeled vehicle or conveyance, especially one having only two wheels.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A vehicle running upon rails.
  • noun The basket of a balloon, in which the aëronaut sits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
  • noun United States A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.
  • noun Poetic A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.
  • noun (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
  • noun The cage of a lift or elevator.
  • noun The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
  • noun United States A floating perforated box for living fish.
  • noun [U. S.] a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train.
  • noun (Railroad) a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.
  • noun (Railrood), [U. S.] a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods.
  • noun (Railroad), [U. S.] a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc.
  • noun [U. S.] an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets.
  • noun (Railroad) cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun computing The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list
  • noun dated A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal.
  • noun 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.
  • noun rail transport An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  • noun rail transport an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  • noun rail transport A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  • noun A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  • noun The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  • noun The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  • noun The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  • noun sailing A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  • noun uncountable, US The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.

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

  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

Etymologies

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

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Acronym of contents of the adress part of register number. Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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).

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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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