car

noun
\ ˈkär, dialectal also ˈkȯr, ˈkyär\

Definition of car

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a vehicle moving on wheels: such as
a archaic : carriage, chariot
b : a vehicle designed to move on rails (as of a railroad) The train has 20 cars.
c : automobile traveled to Boston by car
2 : the passenger compartment of an elevator
3 : the part of an airship or balloon that carries the passengers and cargo

Definition of CAR (Entry 2 of 2)

civil air regulations

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Examples of car in a Sentence

Noun

I'll wait in the car. He got into the car and drove away. She bought a new car.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Keep water bottles filled up around the house and in your car and all your bags. Sally Tamarkin, SELF, "22 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day," 3 Jan. 2019 The sisters and their friends are planning a trip to Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympics, but end up having their car stolen (!!) and boarding a wrong flight (!!!) causing the group to end up in Las Vegas. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Which Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Movie You Should Watch According to Your Zodiac Sign," 2 Jan. 2019 But that takes years for the product life cycle for cars. Eric Johnson, Recode, "What’s next for virtual assistants like Alexa? Maybe buying stuff for you automatically.," 24 Dec. 2018 Posing at the top of a staircase, then in front of one of her vintage cars, Jenner looked completely flawless. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Literally Looks Like an Angel in This Tiny Magda Butrym Dress," 23 Dec. 2018 China is the world’s biggest market for electric cars, on pace to sell around 1 million in 2018. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 Photo: NIO Tesla is set to unveil the Model Y, its fifth car, in March of 2019. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla’s competition for the Model Y is growing quickly in China," 21 Dec. 2018 In November, Uber detailed a new set of safety measures for its robot cars. Greg Bensinger, WSJ, "Uber to Resume Self-Driving Car Tests in Pittsburgh After Hiatus," 20 Dec. 2018 She and Prince Harry were seen in their car arriving to Buckingham Palace for the soirée earlier today, and the duchess appeared to rewear one of her sheer, high-neck Erdem dresses for the occasion. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Handwriting Is Insanely Perfect," 19 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of car

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for car

Noun

Middle English carre "cart, wagon, small cartload," borrowed from Anglo-French carre, charre, going back to Latin carra, plural of carrum, neuter variant of carrus "a kind of Gaulish wagon," borrowed from the Gaulish outcome of Celtic *kr̥s-o-, whence also Old Irish carr "cart, wagon," Welsh car "vehicle" — more at current entry 1

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car

noun

English Language Learners 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

car

noun
\ ˈkär \

Kids Definition of car

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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