carless

adjective

car·​less ˈkär-ləs How to pronounce carless (audio)
: having no automobile : without a car
… she was too nervous to drive and carless in any case.Fred Miller Robinson
In nine carless months I needed taxis on only a half dozen occasions.Michael Kenyon
… a carnival mood prevailed as cross-country skiers, snowshoers and sightseers paraded on streets made carless by a snowfall that measured 27 inches …Michael Knight

Examples of carless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eze, a carless village that winds up a mountainside, is nothing short of a fairytale. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 17 Feb. 2024 These days, however, many people have chosen to go carless for environmental or financial reasons. Nafeesah Allen, Parents, 3 Dec. 2023 John Northrop first noticed the region’s lack of reliable public transportation in the 70s as a carless student at Birmingham-Southern College. Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2023 Word to the carless: Arlington is running a free shuttle bus from the Court House Metro station and offering free bike valet parking at the fair. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 Reserve a space, ease the seat back and listen to the sound through your FM radio, or join the carless masses in front of the market on Neal Place, where picnics are welcome — food and drinks can be procured from the market’s vendors or the outdoor Suburbia bar. Adele Chapin, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Or perhaps even go carless. Daniel Niemann, BostonGlobe.com, 20 June 2022 Up next is Lake Michigan, where guests will have the chance to explore Mackinac Island, a carless island home to the historic Fort Mackinac, the elegant Victorian-era Grand Hotel, and more than 70 miles of biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2022 The driver was cited for carless operation. John Benson, cleveland, 7 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carless was in 1907

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“Carless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carless. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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