1 [kahr]
an automobile.
a vehicle running on rails, as a streetcar or railroad car.
the part of an elevator, balloon, modern airship, etc., that carries the passengers, freight, etc.
British Dialect. any wheeled vehicle, as a farm cart or wagon.
Literary. a chariot, as of war or triumph.
Archaic. cart; carriage.

1350–1400; Middle English carre < Anglo-French < Late Latin carra (feminine singular), Latin carra, neuter plural of carrum, variant of carrus < Celtic; compare Old Irish carr wheeled vehicle

carless, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
car (kɑː)
1.  a.  motorcar, Also called: automobile a self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
 b.  (as modifier): car coat
2.  a conveyance for passengers, freight, etc, such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon
3.  (Brit) a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
4.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a railway carriage or van
5.  chiefly (US) the enclosed platform of a lift
6.  a poetic word for chariot
[C14: from Anglo-French carre, ultimately related to Latin carra, carrum two-wheeled wagon, probably of Celtic origin; compare Old Irish carr]

abbreviation for
compound annual return

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Word Origin & History

1301, "wheeled vehicle," from Norm.-Fr. carre, from L. carrum, carrus (pl. carra), orig. "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaul. karros, from PIE *krsos, from base *kers- "to run." Extension to "automobile" is 1896. Car-sick first recorded 1908, on model of sea sick. U.S. carport is from 1939. Car
bomb first 1972, in reference to Northern Ireland. Car pool is 1942 (n.), 1962 (v.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Carina (constellation)

  2. Carolina Panthers

  3. computer-assisted retrieval

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Example sentences
Antique cars and a party are also part of the festivities.
What this photo doesn't capture is the cacophony of construction machinery,
  guys yelling, and cars honking.
We spend a lot of time considering how cars look from the outside.
He buys it to read in the cars, in his leisure hours at home-in the hotel, at
  all chance moments.
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