What does CAR mean?

Definitions for CARkɑr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word CAR.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar(noun)

    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

    "he needs a car to get to work"

  2. car, railcar, railway car, railroad car(noun)

    a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

    "three cars had jumped the rails"

  3. car, gondola(noun)

    the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant

  4. car, elevator car(noun)

    where passengers ride up and down

    "the car was on the top floor"

  5. cable car, car(noun)

    a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway

    "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"


  1. Car(ProperNoun)

    A Nicobarese language having the ISO 639-3 code "caq."

  2. Origin: From carre, from carre, from carra, neuter plural of carrus Compare Celtic carr (two-wheeled chariot), from Gaulish karros, from Proto-Indo-European *krsos, from Proto-Indo-European base *kers- (to run).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Car(noun)

    a small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart

  2. Car(noun)

    a vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad

  3. Car(noun)

    a chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity

  4. Car(noun)

    the stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper

  5. Car(noun)

    the cage of a lift or elevator

  6. Car(noun)

    the basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc

  7. Car(noun)

    a floating perforated box for living fish

  8. Origin: [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.]


  1. Car

    About 250 million vehicles are in the United States. Around the world, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks on the road in 2007; they burn over 260 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel yearly. The automotive industry designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells the world's motor vehicles. In 2007, more than 73 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.

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  1. CAR

    What does CAR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CAR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #329

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #280

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Nouns Frequency: #59

Anagrams for CAR »

  1. arc, ARC

  2. RCA

  3. RAC


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush on Thursday:

    Do I go there? Yeah, I go there, drive my own car. Park my own car. Get out of my own car.

  2. Edward De Bono:

    Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

  3. Ellen Goodman:

    Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

  4. Romain Grosjean:

    He goes in the car and when he says' the car is doing this, I like this', Formula One rookies know that he can be a reference point from last year's Lotus which wasn't a bad machine, there's not one thing or one point of data that he brings to the car, it's just a feeling which he brings to the car.

  5. Debbie Dills:

    I saw the news coverage last night and the picture of the car. I knew it was a black car, and it had a tag on the front. I saw the picture of him with the bowl cut, i said, I’ve seen that car for some reason. I look over, and it’s got a South Carolina tag on it. I thought, ‘Nah that’s not his car.’ Then I got closer and saw that haircut.

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