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. Evan Leedy:

    My first car cost $3,000.

  2. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay:

    The car is total value for money.

  3. Robert Sumwalt:

    As she did so, the train struck the car.

  4. Tallulah Bankhead, on seeing a former lover for the first time in years:

    I thought I told you to wait in the car.

  5. Mohammed Jamal:

    My car windows just shattered with the blast.

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