Definition of car
2 : the passenger compartment of an elevator
3 : the part of an airship or balloon that carries the passengers and cargo
Examples of car in a Sentence
I'll wait in the car.
He got into the car and drove away.
She bought a new car.
Recent Examples of car from the Web
One of his favorites is Frogger, in which the player navigates the eponymous amphibian through lanes of car traffic to an awaiting pond.
National Park Service Rangers will be at the museum, and volunteers will ride in each car, to answer questions about the National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the history of the South Shore Railroad.
Cowards daubed swastikas on her car and in the lift in her apartment block.
Florida’s Turnpike has reopened on the northbound side after a car crashed early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
If the doors were unlocked, Simpson said, deputies would attempt to talk to the owner and urge them to lock their cars.
About 9:30 a.m., Vern Cutler, 83, was traveling south near the 15000 block of Brandywine Road when his car went off the road and struck a tree, Prince George’s County police said.
State TV said security forces detected two car bombs at an entrance to the city, and foiled a plot to target crowded areas on first day of work after the long Muslim holiday that follows Ramadan.
Parking for the fireworks display will open at 5 p.m. and will cost $5 per car.
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Origin and Etymology of car
Middle English carre, from Anglo-French, from Latin carra, plural of carrum, alteration of carrus, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish & Middle Welsh carr vehicle; akin to Latin currere to run
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of CAR
civil air regulations
CAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of car for English Language Learners
: a vehicle that has four wheels and an engine and that is used for carrying passengers on roads
: a separate section of a train
CAR Defined for Kids
Definition of car for Students
1 : a vehicle that moves on wheels
2 : a separate section of a train
3 : the part of an elevator that holds passengers
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