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3 letters words from 'car'

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2 letters words from 'car'

AR 2 

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Definitions and meaning of car

car

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)
  • Homophones: carr, Carr, Karr

Etymology 1

Middle English carre, borrowed from Anglo-Norman carre, from Old Northern French (compare Old French char), from Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus (four-wheeled baggage wagon), or Gaulish origin. Doublet of horse, hurry, rush, courier, and course.

Alternative forms

  • carr (archaic)

Noun

car (plural cars)

  1. A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation; a motorcar or automobile.
    Synonyms: auto, motorcar, vehicle, automobile (US), motor (Britain, colloquial), carriage (obsolete)
  2. (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal; a chariot.
    • 1594, Christopher Marlowe, Edward II, London: William Jones,[3]
      It shall suffice me to enioy your loue,
      Which whiles I haue, I thinke my selfe as great,
      As Caesar riding in the Romaine streete,
      With captiue kings at his triumphant Carre.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene 8,[4]
      He has deserved it [armour], were it carbuncled
      Like holy Phoebus’ car.
    1. (Britain, Birmingham, obsolete) A four-wheeled cab, as opposed to a (two-wheeled) Hansom cab.
  3. (rail transport, chiefly Canada, US) An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
    Synonyms: railcar, wagon
  4. (rail transport) an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
    The 11:10 to London was operated by a 4-car diesel multiple unit.
  5. (rail transport) A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
    From the frontmost car of the subway, he filmed the progress through the tunnel.
  6. A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
    We ordered five hundred cars of gypsum.
    Synonyms: carload, wagonload
  7. The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
    Fix the car of the express elevator - the door is sticking.
  8. The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
    The most exciting part of riding a Ferris wheel is when your car goes over the top.
    Synonym: carriage
  9. The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
    Synonyms: gondola, basket (balloons only)
  10. (sailing) A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  11. (uncountable, US, slang) The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
    Buy now! You can get more car for your money.
  12. (US) A floating perforated box for living fish.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:automobile
Derived terms
Related terms
  • carriage
  • chariot
Translations

See also

  • bus
  • truck
  • van

Etymology 2

Etymology unclear, but probably from Proto-Germanic *karzijaną (to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to bend, turn). Compare cair (to turn, go), char (to turn), Dutch keren (to turn), German Kehre (turn, bend).

Shakespeare had something of a fondness for verbalizing nouns, and sometimes even substantivizing verbs. However, anything other than a "turn" does not seem to make any sense within the broader context of the cited Sonnet.

Noun

car (plural cars)

  1. (obsolete) A turn.
    • 1609 William Shakespeare, Sonnet 7,[6]
      But when from highmost pitch, with weary car,
      Like feeble age, he reeleth from the day, (after the sun reaches the zenith it, with a weary turn, begins to reel (to roll) (downwards))

Etymology 3

Acronym of contents of the address part of register number. Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today.

Noun

car (plural cars)

  1. (computing) The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list
    • Matt Kaufmann, Panagiotis Manolios, and J Strother Moore, Computer-aided reasoning: an approach, 2000 :
      The elements of a list are the successive cars along the "cdr chain." That is, the elements are the car, the car of the cdr, the car of the cdr of the cdr, etc.
Antonyms
  • cdr
Derived terms
  • cadr
  • caddr
Related terms
  • cons
  • LISP

Gallery

Anagrams

  • ARC, CRA, RAC, RCA, acr-, arc, arc-, rac-

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • caru

Etymology

From Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros. Compare Romanian car.

Noun

car n (plural cari)

  1. chariot
  2. ox-cart

Related terms

  • cãrutsã/carotsã
  • cãrutsar
  • caretã
  • cherã

Aynu

Noun

car

  1. mouth

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin cārus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈkar/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkaɾ/
  • Rhymes: -aɾ

Adjective

car (feminine cara, masculine plural cars, feminine plural cares)

  1. expensive
  2. (poetic) dear

Czech

Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь (cěsarĭ), from Proto-Slavic *cěsařь, from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *kaisaraz, from Latin Caesar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tsar/
  • Rhymes: -ar

Noun

car m

  1. tsar

Derived terms

  • carský
  • carevna
  • carevič
  • Cařihrad
  • carismus
  • carství

Further reading

  • car in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • car in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaʁ/
  • Rhymes: -aʁ

Etymology 1

From Old French quer (as, since, because, for), from Latin quārē (how; why).

Conjunction

car

  1. as, since, because, for
Synonyms
  • parce que (in some contexts)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English car, itself borrowed from Anglo-Norman and the Old Northern French car, variant of Old French char. Doublet of char.

Noun

car m (plural cars)

  1. a single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus, a coach
Synonyms
  • autocar

Anagrams

  • arc

Further reading

  • “car” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingua

Adjective

car (comparative plus car, superlative le plus car)

  1. dear; beloved; cherished
  2. expensive

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish caraid, from Proto-Celtic *kareti (to love), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂- (to desire, wish).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /karˠ/

Verb

car (present analytic carann, future analytic carfaidh, verbal noun carthain, past participle cartha)

  1. to love
  2. be devoted to

Conjugation

Mutation

Synonyms

  • gráigh

Middle French

Conjunction

car

  1. for (because)

Descendants

  • French: car

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin cārus.

Adjective

car m (feminine singular cara, masculine plural cars, feminine plural caras)

  1. dear
  2. expensive

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from Russian царь (carʹ), from Proto-Slavic *cěsařь, from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *kaisaraz, from Latin Caesar. Doublet of cesarz (emperor).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡sar/

Noun

car m pers

  1. czar, tsar, tzar (title of the former emperors of Russia)

Declension

Derived terms

  • caryca
  • carewicz
  • carówna

Further reading

  • car in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kar]

Etymology 1

From Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros.

Noun

car n (plural care)

  1. cart
  2. chariot
Declension
Related terms
  • căruță
  • cărare
  • căra
  • caretă
  • încărca

Verb

car

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of căra

Etymology 2

From Latin caries or carius.

Alternative forms

  • cariu (dated)

Noun

car m (plural cari)

  1. death-watch beetle
Declension

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish cor (act of putting), verbal noun of fo·ceird (to put).

Noun

car m (genitive singular cuir, plural caran)

  1. job
  2. twist, turn
  3. trick
  4. bit

Derived terms

  • aig a' char as lugha
  • aig a' char as miosa

Adverb

car

  1. somewhat, quite, rather

Related terms

  • caran

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *cěsařь, *cьsarь, from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *kaisaraz, from Latin Caesar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tsâr/

Noun

cȁr m (Cyrillic spelling ца̏р)

  1. czar, emperor, monarch

Declension

Derived terms

  • cȁrevina
  • cȁrina
  • cȃrstvo

Slovene

Etymology

From Serbo-Croatian cȁr, from Proto-Slavic *cěsařь, from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *kaisaraz, from Latin Caesar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡sàːr/, /t͡sáːr/

Noun

cār m anim (female equivalent caríca or cārinja)

  1. tsar

Inflection

See also

  • césar

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin quare (why).

Adverb

car

  1. (archaic) because
    Synonym: porque

Further reading

  • “car” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tʃar]

Noun

car (nominative plural cars)

  1. (weapon) bow

Declension


Welsh

Etymology

From Middle Welsh carr, from Proto-Brythonic *karr, from Proto-Celtic *karros.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kar/

Noun

car m (plural ceir)

  1. car

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a self-propelled wheeled vehicle.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)