EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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), from Gaulish *karros, from Proto-Celtic *karros (wagon).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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.
    Synonyms: auto, motorcar, vehicle, (US) automobile, (Britain, colloquial) motor, (obsolete) carriage; see also Thesaurus:automobile
    She drove her car to the mall.
    • 2005, Jordan Houston, Darnell Carlton, Paul Beauregard, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, David Brown, and Willie Hutchinson (lyrics), “Stay Fly”, in Most Known Unknown[1], Sony BMG, performed by Three 6 Mafia (featuring Young Buck, 8 Ball, and MJG):
      I'm a stunt; ride in the car with some bump in the trunk.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[2]:
      If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars: […] .
  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
    The conductor coupled the cars to the locomotive.
  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.
    Synonyms: carload, wagonload
    We ordered five hundred cars of gypsum.
  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.
    Synonym: carriage
    The most exciting part of riding a Ferris wheel is when your car goes over the top.
  9. The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
    Synonyms: gondola, (balloons only) basket
    • 1850, John Wise, A System of Aeronautics, page 152:
      Everything being apparently in readiness now, I stepped into the car of the balloon, []
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[5]:
      "What about a car?" "The car will be my next care. I have already planned how it is to be made and attached. Meanwhile I will simply show you how capable my apparatus is of supporting the weight of each of us."
  10. (sailing) A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
    • 1995, Ken Textor, The New Book of Sail Trim[6], →ISBN, page 201:
      On boats 25 feet or more, it is best to mount a mast car and track on the front of the mast so you can adjust the height of the pole above the deck
  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.
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

NounEdit

car (plural cars)

  1. (obsolete) A turn.
    • 1609 William Shakespeare, Sonnet 7,[7]
      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 3Edit

 
Diagram for the list (42 69 613). The car of the first cons is 42, and the cdr points the next cons.

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

NounEdit

car (plural cars)

  1. (programming) The first part of a cons in Lisp. The first element of a list.
    Antonym: cdr
    Holonym: cons
    • 2000, Matt Kaufmann; Panagiotis Manolios; J Strother Moore, Computer-aided reasoning: an approach:
      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.
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GalleryEdit

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

car n (plural cari)

  1. chariot
  2. ox-cart

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AynuEdit

NounEdit

car

  1. mouth

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cārus.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. expensive
    Synonyms: alt, costós
    Antonym: barat
  2. (poetic) dear
    Synonyms: estimat, amat, apreciat

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin quārē (how; why). Compare French car.

ConjunctionEdit

car

  1. as, since, because, for
    Synonym: perquè

Further readingEdit

  • “car” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car m

  1. tsar

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

ConjunctionEdit

car

  1. as, since, because, for
    • c. 1656–1662, Blaise Pascal, “Dossier de travail - Fragment n° 10 / 35”, in Pensées [Thoughts]‎[8]:
      Car dans la création de l’homme Adam en était le témoin et le dépositaire de la promesse du sauveur qui devait naître de la femme, lorsque les hommes étaient encore si proches de la Création qu’ils ne pouvaient avoir oublié leur création et leur chute.
      For in the creation of man, Adam was the witness and the depositary of the promise of the saviour who would be born of woman, when the men were still so close to the Creation that they could not have forgotten their creation and their fall.
    J’ai ouvert mon parapluie car il pleuvait.
    I opened my umbrella because it was raining.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

car m (plural cars)

  1. a single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus, a coach
    Les élèves vont à l’école en car.The pupils go to school by coach.
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InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

car (comparative plus car, superlative le plus car)

  1. dear; beloved; cherished
  2. expensive

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to love
  2. be devoted to

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
car char gcar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

SynonymsEdit


LombardEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Italian caro, from Latin carus.

AdjectiveEdit

car

  1. dear

Middle FrenchEdit

ConjunctionEdit

car

  1. for (because)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: car

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. dear
  2. expensive

PiedmonteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

car

  1. dear

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car m pers

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • car in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros.

NounEdit

car n (plural care)

  1. cart
  2. chariot
  3. (outdated) tank (military vehicle), here influenced by French char and/or Italian carro
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

car

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

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin caries or carius. Doublet of carie.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

car m (plural cari)

  1. death-watch beetle
DeclensionEdit

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

car m (genitive singular cuir, plural caran)

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

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

car

  1. somewhat, quite, rather
    Tha thu car fadalach.You're somewhat late.
    Thig an stòiridh gu ceann car obann.The story came to an end somewhat abruptly.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cȁr m (Cyrillic spelling ца̏р)

  1. czar, emperor, monarch
    Podajte caru carevo, a Bogu Božje.Give the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor and God what belongs to God.

DeclensionEdit

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡sàːr/, /t͡sáːr/

NounEdit

cār m anim (female equivalent caríca or cārinja)

  1. tsar

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. cár
gen. sing. cárja
singular dual plural
nominative cár cárja cárji
accusative cár cárja cárje
genitive cárja cárjev cárjev
dative cárju cárjema cárjem
locative cárju cárjih cárjih
instrumental cárjem cárjema cárji

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • car”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quārē (why).

AdverbEdit

car

  1. (archaic) because
    Synonym: porque

Further readingEdit


VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car (nominative plural cars)

  1. (weapon) bow

DeclensionEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car m (plural ceir)

  1. car

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
car gar nghar char
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZazakiEdit

Proper nounEdit

car m

  1. god