Meaning of car by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( language ): Car Nicobarese
- Car language on Wikipedia .
- arc, ARC
- Prefix denoting sorrow or sadness
- cargāst "spirit of sorrow, anxiety"
- cargealdor "sorrowful song, lamentation"
- carsīþ "sorrowful journey"
- Automobile n. [F.] a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers, suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially, possessing varied features such as a retractable roof ( in a convertible ), different braking systems, different propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four wheels but some have been built with three wheels. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines ( using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc. ), and sometimes by steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H. P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars. An automobile is commonly called a car or an auto, and generally in British usage, motor cars.
Syn. -- car, auto, machine, motorcar.
- Car n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.]
1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
☞ In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
The gilded car of day. Milton.
The towering car, the sable steeds. Tennyson.
4. ( Astron. ) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. Dryden.
5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.] -- Dummy car ( Railroad ), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive. -- Freight car ( Railrood ), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.] -- Hand car ( Railroad ), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.] -- Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.] -- Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor car, etc. ( Railroad ), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.
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