Car definition

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

A railroad car.

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Any vehicle on wheels.
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A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance.

An elevator car.

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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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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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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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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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(old poet.) A chariot.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
car
Plural:
cars

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