Car meaning

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A vehicle, such as a streetcar, that runs on rails.

A railroad car.

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The definition of a car is an automobile or the part of an elevator, train, etc. that carries people or freight.

An example of car is a Honda Civic.

An example of car is what people sit in on a train.

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A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance.

An elevator car.

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Any vehicle on wheels.
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Carat.
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A vehicle that moves on rails, as a streetcar.
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An automobile.
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The part of a balloon or airship for carrying people and equipment.
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Carat(s)
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(Computer-Assisted Retrieval) Systems that use the computer to keep track of text documents or records stored on paper or on microform. The computer is used to derive the location of a requested item, which must be manually retrieved from a shelf, bin, or microform. See also char.
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A unit quantity of an item, such as a contract, that is traded in the commodities market. For example, a car of bellies may refer to a contract on pork bellies. The term comes from the fact that quantities of the product specified in the futures contract correspond to the capacity of goods that can be packed into a railroad car.
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The most widespread of the Nicobarese languages spoken in the Nicobar Islands of India (ISO 839-3 code "caq").
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An automobile.
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The part of a balloon or airship that carries people and cargo.
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(archaic) A chariot, carriage, or cart.
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(old poet.) A chariot.
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Origin of car

  • Middle English carre cart from Old North French from Latin carra pl. of carrus, carrum a Gallic type of wagon kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition