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car

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noun \ˈkär, dial also ˈkȯr, ˈkyär\

Simple Definition of car

  • : a vehicle that has four wheels and an engine and that is used for carrying passengers on roads

  • : a separate section of a train

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of car

  1. 1 :  a vehicle moving on wheels: as a archaic :  carriage, chariot b :  a vehicle designed to move on rails (as of a railroad) c :  automobile

  2. 2 :  the passenger compartment of an elevator

  3. 3 :  the part of an airship or balloon that carries the passengers and cargo

Examples of car in a sentence

  1. I'll wait in the car.

  2. He got into the car and drove away.

  3. She bought a new car.



Origin and Etymology of car

Middle English carre, from Anglo-French, from Latin carra, plural of carrum, alteration of carrus, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish & Middle Welsh carr vehicle; akin to Latin currere to run


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Vehicles Terms


CAR

abbreviation

Definition of CAR

  1. civil air regulations



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CAR Defined for Kids

car

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noun \ˈkär\

Definition of car for Students

  1. 1 :  a vehicle that moves on wheels

  2. 2 :  a separate section of a train

  3. 3 :  the part of an elevator that holds passengers





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