Definitions for CARkɑr
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a vehicle running on rails, as a streetcar or railroad car.
the part of a conveyance, as an elevator or balloon, that carries the passengers, freight, etc.
any wheeled vehicle.
Archaic. cart; carriage; chariot.
Origin of car:
1350–1400; < LL carra (fem. sing.), L carra, neut. pl. of carrum Celtic
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"
car, railcar, railway car, railroad car(noun)
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
"three cars had jumped the rails"
the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
car, elevator car(noun)
where passengers ride up and down
"the car was on the top floor"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a passenger vehicle with four wheels
to drive a car; to get into the car/to get out of the car; to park the car on the street
one part of a train
the sleeping/dining car; the freight/coal car
A Nicobarese language having the ISO 639-3 code "caq."
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).
a small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart
a vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad
a chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity
the stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper
the cage of a lift or elevator
the basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc
a floating perforated box for living fish
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #329
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #280
Rank popularity for the word 'CAR' in Nouns Frequency: #59
Translations for CAR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(Americanˌautomoˈbile ) a (usually privately-owned) motor vehicle on wheels for carrying people
What kind of car do you have?; `Did you go by car?'
- kar, motorAfrikaans
- carroPortuguese (BR)
- das AutoGerman
- اتومبیل؛ خودروFarsi
- मोटर गाड़ीHindi
- kola, autoCroatian
- automobile, macchinaItalian
- اتومبیل؛ خودروPersian
- araba, otomobilTurkish
- 私家轎車Chinese (Trad.)
- گاڑی ، کارUrdu
- xeô tôVietnamese
- 轿车Chinese (Simp.)
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