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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

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

  1. I'll wait in the car.

  2. He got into the car and drove away.

  3. She bought a new car.



Origin 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

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Rhymes with car


CAR

abbreviation

Definition of CAR

  1. civil air regulations



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