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car  (kär)
n.
1. An automobile.
2. A vehicle, such as a streetcar, that runs on rails: a railroad car.
3. A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance: an elevator car.
4. The part of a balloon or airship that carries people and cargo.
5. Archaic A chariot, carriage, or cart.

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

CAR
abbreviation for
1. (Banking & Finance) compound annual return

car (kɑː)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. Also called: motorcar or 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. (Railways) Brit a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
4. (Railways) US and Canadian a railway carriage or van
5. 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]

car (kɑr)

n.
1. an automobile.
2. a vehicle running on rails, as a streetcar or railroad car.
3. the part of a conveyance, as an elevator or balloon, that carries the passengers, freight, etc.
4. any wheeled vehicle.
5. Archaic. cart; carriage; chariot.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin carra (feminine singular), Latin carra, neuter pl. of carrum Celtic]
car.
carat.

Car the seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear, 1633.
carriagecartruckwagon
1. 'carriage'

Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.

In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.

The man left his seat by the window and crossed the carriage to where I was sitting.

2. 'car'

In American English, these sections are called cars.

In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.


3. 'truck' and 'wagon'

In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.

...a long truck loaded with bricks.

In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.

The train, carrying loaded containers on flatcars, was 1.2 miles long.
...the nation's third-largest railroad freight car maker.

In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.

The pesticides ended up at several sites, almost half of them in railway wagons at Bajza station.

In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.

A long train of boxcars, its whistle hooting mournfully, rolled into town from the west.

A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.

Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.car - a motor vehicle with four wheelscar - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
renting, rental - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
air bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
automobile engine - the engine that propels an automobile
automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter, horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
fender, buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
jalopy, heap, bus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
taxi, taxicab, cab, hack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
car door - the door of a car
car mirror - a mirror that the driver of a car can use
car seat - a seat in a car
car window - a window in a car
compact car, compact - a small and economical car
convertible - a car that has top that can be folded or removed
coupe - a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
electric, electric automobile, electric car - a car that is powered by electricity
fender, wing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"
first gear, low gear, low, first - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
floorboard - the floor of an automobile
gas guzzler - a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
gasoline engine, petrol engine - an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
hatchback - a car having a hatchback door
high gear, high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
horseless carriage - an early term for an automobile; "when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"
hot rod, hot-rod - a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
jeep, landrover - a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
limo, limousine - large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
loaner - a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
2.car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroadcar - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
baggage car, luggage van - a railway car where passengers' bags are carried
cabin car, caboose - a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
club car, lounge car - railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
guard's van - the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
handcar - a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
mail car - a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted
carriage, passenger car, coach - a railcar where passengers ride
slip carriage, slip coach - a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
tender - car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
railroad train, train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
van - (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
3.car - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plantcar - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
airship, dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
4.car - where passengers ride up and downcar - where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
elevator, lift - lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
5.car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railwaycar - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

car
noun
1. vehicle, motor, wheels (informal), auto (U.S.), automobile, jalopy (informal), motorcar, machine They arrived by car.
2. (U.S. & Canad.) (railway) carriage, coach, cable car, dining car, sleeping car, buffet car, van Tour buses have replaced railway cars.
Related words
enthusiast automobilist

Cars

Car parts 
accelerator, air bag, alternator, ammeter, anti-roll bar, ashtray, automatic choke, axle, battery, bearing, big end, body, bonnet, boot, brake, brake light, brake pad, bucket seat, bulb, bumper, camshaft, carburettor, catalytic converter, chassis, childproof lock, choke, clutch, coil, connecting rod, convertible top, cowl, crank, crankcase, crankshaft, cylinder, cylinder head, dashboard, demister, dipstick, disc brakes, distributor, distributor cap, door, door handle, driveshaft, engine, exhaust, fan, fan belt, fascia, fender (U.S. & Canad.), flywheel, fog lamp, fuel gauge, fuse, fuse box, gasket, gear, gearbox, gear lever or (U.S. & Canad.) gearshift, generator, glove compartment, grille or radiator grille, handbrake, hard top, hazard light, headlight, headrest, heater, hood, horn, hubcap, ignition, indicator, jack, light, little end, lock, luggage rack, manifold, mileometer, milometer, or (U.S. & Canad.) odometer, mud flap, numberplate, oil filter, oil pump, oil-pressure gauge, parcel shelf, parking light, pedal, petrol cap, petrol gauge, petrol tank, piston, plug, points, radiator, radius arm, rear light or (U.S. & Canad.) taillight, rear-view mirror, reversing light, roof, seat, seat belt or safety belt, shock absorber, silencer, soft top, spare wheel, speedometer, springs, sprocket, starter, steering column, steering wheel, sump, sunroof or sunshine roof, suspension, tailgate, tailpipe, tank, top, torsion bar, towbar, transmission, trim, tyre, universal joint, valve, wheel, wheel brace, wheel nut, wheel trim, window, windscreen, windscreen wiper, wing, wing mirror, wing nut
International car registration letters 
Country
AAustria
ADNYemen
AFGAfghanistan
ALAlbania
ANDAndorra
AUSAustralia
BBelgium
BDBangladesh
BDSBarbados
BGBulgaria
BHBelize
BRBrazil
BRNBahrain
BRUBrunei
BSBahamas
BURMyanmar
CCuba
CDNCanada
CHSwitzerland
CICôte d'Ivoire
CLSri Lanka
COColombia
CRCosta Rica
CYCyprus
CZCzech Republic
DGermany
DKDenmark
DOMDominican Republic
DYBenin
DZAlgeria
ESpain
EAKKenya
EATTanzania
EAUUganda
ECEcuador
ESEl Salvador
ETEgypt
ETHEthiopia
EWEstonia
FFrance
FINFinland
FJIFiji
FLLiechtenstein
FRFaeroe Islands
GBUnited Kingdom
GBAAlderney
GBGGuernsey
GBJJersey
GBMIsle of Man
GBZGibraltar
GCAGuatemala
GHGhana
GRGreece
GUYGuyana
HHungary
HKHong Kong
HKJJordan
HRCroatia
IItaly
ILIsrael
INDIndia
IRIran
IRLRepublic of Ireland
IRQIraq
ISIceland
JJapan
JAJamaica
KCambodia
KWTKuwait
LLuxembourg
LAOLaos
LARLibya
LBLiberia
LSLesotho
LTLithuania
LVLatvia
MMalta
MAMorocco
MALMalaysia
MCMonaco
MEXMexico
MSMauritius
MWMalawi
NNorway
NANetherlands Antilles
NICNicaragua
NLNetherlands
NZNew Zealand
OMANOman
PPortugal
PAPanama
PEPeru
PKPakistan
PLPoland
PNGPapua New Guinea
PYParaguay
RAArgentina
RBBotswana
RCTaiwan
RCACentral African Republic
RCBCongo Republic
RCHChile
RHHaiti
RIIndonesia
RIMMauritania
RLLebanon
RMMadagascar
RMMMali
RORomania
ROKSouth Korea
ROUUruguay
RPPhilippines
RSMSan Marino
RUBurundi
RUSRussian Federation
RWARwanda
SSweden
SDSwaziland
SGPSingapore
SKSlovakia
SMESurinam
SNSenegal
SWANamibia
SYSeychelles
SYRSyria
TThailand
TGTogo
TNTunisia
TRTurkey
TTTrindad and Tobago
USAUnited States of America
VVatican City
VNVietnam
WAGGambia
WALSierra Leone
WANNigeria
WDDominica
WGGrenada
WLSt. Lucia
WSWestern Samoa
WVSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
YUYugoslavia
YVVenezuela
ZZambia
ZASouth Africa
ZREZaire
ZWZimbabwe
Translations
car [kɑːʳ]
A. N
1. (Aut) → coche m, automóvil m (frm), carro m (LAm), auto m (S. Cone)
by caren coche
2. (esp US) [of train] → vagón m, coche m
3. (= tramcar) → tranvía m
4. [of cable railway] → coche m; [of lift] → caja f; [of balloon etc] → barquilla f
B. CPD car accident Naccidente m de coche, accidente m de tráfico
car allowance Nextra m por uso de coche propio
car bomb Ncoche-bomba m
car boot sale N (Brit) → mercadillo m (en el que se exponen las mercancías en el maletero del coche)
car chase Npersecución f de coches
there followed a car chase along the motorwayse persiguió luego al coche por la autopista
car ferry Ntransbordador m para coches
car hire Nalquiler m de coches
car-hire firmempresa f de alquiler de coches
car industry Nindustria f del automóvil
car insurance Nseguro m de automóvil
car journey Nviaje m en coche
car licence Npermiso m de conducir
car number N (Brit) → matrícula f
car park Naparcamiento m, parking m, (playa f de) estacionamiento m (LAm)
car phone Nteléfono m móvil(de coche)
car pool N [of company] → parque m móvil; (= sharing) → uso m compartido de coches
car radio Nradio f de coche, autorradio f
car rental N = car hire car sickness Nmareo m al ir en coche
to suffer car sicknessmarearse(en coche)
car wash Ntren m or túnel m de lavado(de coches)
car worker Ntrabajador(a) m/f de la industria del automóvil
CAR BOOT SALE
En los mercadillos británicos llamados car boot sales la gente vende todo tipo de objetos usados de los que quiere deshacerse, como ropa, muebles, libros, etc, que exhiben en los maleteros de sus coches. Normalmente tienen lugar en aparcamientos u otros espacios abiertos y los propietarios de los vehículos han de pagar una pequeña tarifa por aparcar. Los mercadillos más importantes atraen también a comerciantes y en ellos se venden tanto artículos usados como nuevos. En otras ocasiones se organizan para recaudar dinero con fines benéficos.

car [ˈkɑːr] n
(= automobile) → voiture f, auto f
by car → en voiture
to go by car → aller en voiture
We went by car → Nous y sommes allés en voiture. car alarm, car allowance, car crash, car hire, car journey, car phone
(US) [train] → wagon m, voiture f

car
n
Auto nt, → Wagen m; by carmit dem Auto or Wagen; car rideAutofahrt f, → Fahrt fmit dem Auto
(esp US Rail: = tram car) → Wagen m
(of airship, balloon, cable car)Gondel f; (US, of elevator) → Fahrkorb m

car:
car coat
nDreivierteljacke f
car crash
n(Auto)unfall m

car:
car exhaust fumes
plAutoabgase pl
carfare
n (US) → Fahrpreis m
car ferry
nAutofähre f

car:
carjacker
nAutoräuber(in) m(f), → Carjacker(in) m(f)
carjacking
nAutoraub m, → Carjacking nt
car keys
plAutoschlüssel pl
carload
n
(Aut) → Wagenladung f
(US Rail) → Waggonladung f

car:
car park
n (Brit, open-air) → Parkplatz m; (covered) → Parkhaus nt
car parking
n car facilities are availableParkplatz or Parkmöglichkeit(en) vorhanden
car park ticket
nParkschein m

car:
carsick
adj I used to get carfrüher wurde mir beim Autofahren immer übel or schlecht
carsickness

car [kɑːʳ] n
a. (Aut) → macchina, automobile f, auto f inv
by car → in macchina
b. (esp Am) (in train) → carrozza; (in tram) → vettura

car (kaː) noun
1. (American ˌautomoˈbile) a (usually privately-owned) motor vehicle on wheels for carrying people. What kind of car do you have?; `Did you go by car?'
2. a section for passengers in a train etc. a dining-car.
3. (American) a railway carriage for goods or people. a freight car.
car park (American parking lot)
a piece of land or a building where cars may be parked.
ˈcar phone noun
a telephone that can be used in a car.

car سَيَّارَة , عَرَبَة auto , vůz bil , hestevogn Auto , Waggon αυτοκίνητο , βαγόνι carro , carruaje , coche , vagón auto , junanvaunu voiture , wagon automobil , kola automobile , carrozza 客車 , 自動車 객차 , 자동차 auto , rijtuig bil , vogn samochód , wagon carro , vagão автомобиль , вагон bil , vagn ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ , รถยนต์ araba , vagon toa hành khách , xe ô tô 小汽车 , 车厢

car
n.  automóvil, carro;
  Sp. coche; ___ accident → accidente automovilístico.



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