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
A car, especially one with tinted windows, affords anonymity, which frees the driver to discard bonds of civility and act upon his or her combative, survival-of-the-fittest instincts.
A sighting of him getting into a waiting car when he was supposed to be traveling overseas.
Since the Morgan County sheriff loaned $150,000 of the jail's food money to a crooked, now-bankrupt used car lot, a legal battle has been underway.
Uber Technologies Inc. fired Anthony Levandowski, the engineer hired to lead its self-driving car efforts who is now at the center of a legal dispute over the technology with Google parent Alphabet Inc.
Derek Green said one of the arrests was made around 4:40 a.m. Monday after a car side-swiped a parked vehicle.
Jani Mendez, an accountant from Venezuela, shouted from a megaphone as passing cars honked in support.
Here's a view from inside Dixon's car during the crash:
The self-driving car was programmed to drive at an average speed and react more quickly than human drivers and could eliminate the jam.
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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 century
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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