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Car - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n]
[n] a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
[n] where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"
[n] car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant
[n] a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"

Synonyms

auto - (1 syllables), automobile - (4 syllables), cable car - (3 syllables), elevator car - (5 syllables), gondola - (3 syllables), machine - (2 syllables), motorcar - (3 syllables), railcar - (2 syllables), railroad car - (3 syllables), railway car - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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.] Note: 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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