Definitions for CAR
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word CAR.
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarnoun
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 carnoun
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 carnoun
where passengers ride up and down
"the car was on the top floor"
cable car, carnoun
a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
"they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
A Nicobarese language having the ISO 639-3 code "caq."
Etymology: 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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
in the names of places, seem to have relation to the British caer, a city. Edmund Gibson Camden.
Etymology: car, Welch; karre, Dut. cræt, Sax. carrus, Lat.
When a lady comes in a coach to our shops, it must be followed by a car loaded with Mr. Wood’s money. Jonathan Swift.
Henry is dead, and never shall revive:
Upon a wooden coffin we attend,
And death’s dishonourable victory,
We with our stately presence glorify,
Like captives bound to a triumphant car. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
Wilt thou aspire to guide the heav’nly car,
And with thy daring folly burn the world. William Shakespeare.
And the gilded car of day,
His glowing axle doth allay
In the steep Atlantick stream. John Milton.
See, where he comes, the darling of the war!
See millions crouding round the gilded car! Matthew Prior.
Ev’ry fixt and ev’ry wand’ring star,
The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. Dryden.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most definitions of cars say that they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four wheels, and mainly transport people rather than goods.Cars came into global use during the 20th century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car when German inventor Karl Benz patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Cars became widely available in the early 20th century. One of the first cars accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T, an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars were rapidly adopted in the US, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world.Cars have controls for driving, parking, passenger comfort, and a variety of lights. Over the decades, additional features and controls have been added to vehicles, making them progressively more complex, but also more reliable and easier to operate. These include rear-reversing cameras, air conditioning, navigation systems, and in-car entertainment. Most cars in use in the 2010s are propelled by an internal combustion engine, fueled by the combustion of fossil fuels. Electric cars, which were invented early in the history of the car, became commercially available in the 2000s and are predicted to cost less to buy than gasoline cars before 2025. The transition from fossil fuels to electric cars features prominently in most climate change mitigation scenarios, such as Project Drawdown's 100 actionable solutions for climate change.There are costs and benefits to car use. The costs to the individual include acquiring the vehicle, interest payments (if the car is financed), repairs and maintenance, fuel, depreciation, driving time, parking fees, taxes, and insurance. The costs to society include maintaining roads, land use, road congestion, air pollution, public health, healthcare, and disposing of the vehicle at the end of its life. Traffic collisions are the largest cause of injury-related deaths worldwide.The personal benefits include on-demand transportation, mobility, independence, and convenience. The societal benefits include economic benefits, such as job and wealth creation from the automotive industry, transportation provision, societal well-being from leisure and travel opportunities, and revenue generation from the taxes. People's ability to move flexibly from place to place has far-reaching implications for the nature of societies. There are around 1 billion cars in use worldwide. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially in China, India and other newly industrialized countries.
A car is a wheeled motor vehicle typically used for transportation purposes, designed to carry a small number of passengers and operated on roads. It usually has four wheels, an engine that propels it forward, a chassis, and a body. Cars are commonly used for personal transportation, commuting, and traveling long distances. They come in various sizes, types, and models, and may vary in terms of fuel source (such as gasoline, diesel, or electric) and features (such as sedans, SUVs, coupes, or convertibles).
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
Etymology: [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A north-country word, denoting any swampy land surrounded by inclosures, and occasionally under water.
A type of vehicle.
Cars are created in various colors.
Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019
A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, technology, facets, shapes, sizes and styles.
Cars are created in various colors and materials.
Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020
What does CAR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CAR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Car is ranked #30442 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Car surname appeared 767 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Car.
55.6% or 427 total occurrences were White.
22.9% or 176 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
17% or 131 total occurrences were Black.
1.8% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
1.6% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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
The numerical value of CAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of CAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I'll see a Lamborghini or a really nice Mercedes or a Bentley and stop — ‘ Oh, wow, that’s a really cool car,' i can appreciate a nice car and recognize the difference between a nice car and a crappy car, but if somebody asked me if I was Ian Hoffman, I wouldn't say yes.
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.
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.
Safety -- especially car seat safety -- is a top priority for Walmart Baby, so we wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offered unprecedented access to trade in an outgrown car seat for a gift card -- perfect for using on your baby's next car seat, sustainability is of equal importance to Walmart, so we're happy to work with TerraCycle who will recycle every component of the car seats.
We ought to think of the risk of a shark attack like we would think of the risk of a car accident, for example, we don't assess our personal risk of getting into a car accident by the national statistics on car accidents year over year. We think about our specific car, the weather, the road conditions and other very local factors.
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Translations for CAR
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- kar, motorkarAfrikaans
- عربة, سَيّارَةٌ, سيارةArabic
- avtomobil, arabaAzerbaijani
- ваго́н, аўтамабі́ль, машы́наBelarusian
- ко́ла, автомоби́л, ваго́нBulgarian
- མོ་ཊTibetan Standard
- cotxe, cabina, vagó, automòbilCatalan, Valencian
- automobil, kabina, vagón, autoCzech
- cerbyd, carWelsh
- bil, elevatorstol, vogn, automobilDanish
- Wagen, Auto, PKW, Kabine, Wagon, AutomobilGerman
- άμαξα, αμάξι, θαλαμίσκος, αυτοκίνητο, βαγόνιGreek
- aŭto, aŭtomobiloEsperanto
- máquina, carro, auto, automóvil, cocheSpanish
- vagun, autoEstonian
- خودرو, اتومبیل, ماشینPersian
- auto, vaunu, hissikoriFinnish
- voiture, auto, wagon, automobile, charFrench
- weinWestern Frisian
- carr, gluaisteánIrish
- carbad, càrScottish Gaelic
- מכונית, תא, קרון, אוטוHebrew
- कार, गाड़ीHindi
- autó, kocsi, automobilHungarian
- մեքենա, վագոն, ավտոմեքենա, մաշնա, ավտոArmenian
- mobil, keretaIndonesian
- vagn, bifreið, bíllIcelandic
- cabina, automobile, auto, macchinaItalian
- 客車, 自動車, 車Japanese
- ვაგონი, მანქანა, ავტომობილიGeorgian
- ngariKikuyu, Gikuyu
- автомобиль, машинаKazakh
- biiliKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 客車, 자동차, 객차, 차Korean
- maşîn, erebe, otomobîlKurdish
- машина, автомобильKyrgyz
- AutoLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ລົດ, ລົດໃຫຍ່, ລົດຍົນLao
- automašīna, spēkratsLatvian
- motukā, motokāMāori
- автомоби́л, колаMacedonian
- gerabak, keretaMalay
- ယဉ်, ကားBurmese
- automobiel, wagen, autoDutch
- bil, vognNorwegian
- odaabaan, akwaandawaagan, waasamoowidaabaan, akwaandawebizonOjibwe, Ojibwa
- wagon, kabina, auto, samochódPolish
- carruagem, automóvel, viatura, carro, monta-cargas, elevadorPortuguese
- cabină, vagon, automobil, mașinăRomanian
- авто́, каби́на, автомаши́на, автомоби́ль, ваго́н, маши́на, та́чкаRussian
- biilaNorthern Sami
- аутомобил, ауто, automobil, кола, kola, autoSerbo-Croatian
- මෝටර රියSinhala, Sinhalese
- auto, automobil, kabínaSlovak
- avtomobil, avto, vagonSlovene
- automobil, makinaAlbanian
- koloi, motokaraSouthern Sotho
- automobil, hisskorg, vagn, bilSwedish
- motokaa, gariSwahili
- รถยนต์, ตู้รถไฟ, รถThai
- kāTonga (Tonga Islands)
- kabin, araba, otomobilTurkish
- ваго́н, автомобі́ль, маши́на, авто́, автомаши́наUkrainian
- کار, گاڑیUrdu
- avtomashina, avtomobilUzbek
- ôtô, xe hơiVietnamese
- אויטאָ, אויטאָמאָבילYiddish
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