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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English carre, a borrowing 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), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥sós, zero-grade form of *ḱers- (to run).

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; a motorcar or automobile.
    She drove her car to the mall.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      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,[2]
      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,[3]
      He has deserved it [armour], were it carbuncled
      Like holy Phoebus’ car.
  3. (rail transport, chiefly Canada, US) An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  10. (sailing) A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
    • 1995, Ken Textor, The New Book of Sail Trim[4], ISBN 0924486813, 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) 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). See also cair (to turn, go), char (a turn; a task (a turn of work); to turn; to cause to turn), Dutch keren (to turn, change direction) and German Kehre (a turn, change of direction; a U-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,[5]
      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

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

NounEdit

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

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.
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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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cārus.

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. expensive
  2. (poetic) dear

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь (cěsarĭ), from Ancient Greek Καῖσαρ (Kaîsar), from Latin Caesar.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car m

  1. tsar

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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).

ConjunctionEdit

car

  1. as, since, because, for
    J’ai ouvert mon parapluie car il pleuvait.
    I opened my umbrella because it was raining.
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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. car
  2. 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.

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

car

  1. rafsi of carna.

Middle FrenchEdit

ConjunctionEdit

car

  1. for (because)

DescendantsEdit


OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cārus.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. dear
  2. expensive

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь (cěsarĭ), from Ancient Greek Καῖσαρ (Kaîsar), from Latin Caesar.

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NounEdit

car m pers

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

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RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin carrus, from Gaulish karros.

NounEdit

car n (plural care)

  1. cart
  2. chariot
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin caries or carius.

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NounEdit

car m (plural cari)

  1. death-watch beetle
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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

car m (genitive singular cuir, plural caran)

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

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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 *cěsarь, *cьsarь, from Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂 (kaisar), from Latin Caesar.

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cȁr m (Cyrillic spelling ца̏р)

  1. czar, emperor, monarch

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Serbo-Croatian cȁr, from Proto-Slavic *cьsarь, from Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂 (kaisar), from Latin Caesar.

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cár m anim (genitive cárja, nominative plural cárji, feminine caríca or cárinja)

  1. tsar

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VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car (plural cars)

  1. (weapon) bow

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

car m (plural ceir)

  1. car

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.