Definition of "car" [car]

  • An automobile. (noun)
  • A vehicle, such as a streetcar, that runs on rails: a railroad car. (noun)
  • A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance: an elevator car. (noun)
  • The part of a balloon or airship that carries people and cargo. (noun)
  • Archaic A chariot, carriage, or cart. (noun)
  • A self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A conveyance for passengers, freight, etc, such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon (noun)
  • A railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car (noun)
  • A railway carriage or van (noun)
  • The enclosed platform of a lift (noun)

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Use "car" in a sentence
  • "The more he thought about it, the more E.erhard sensed the time might be exactly right for starting a car company — an E. V.-car company at that."
  • "- I got a new car, which has also become my new hobby. * it's a beautiful fast car* I have good mentors, one good one mostly, who has been there when i'm lost for answers on why it does the things i don't want it to do."
  • "Seriously, the Exige is one super quick car * specially designed to be a track car*, and the Mustang is, well, just a run of the mill muscle car - a very good one, but still designed more for the street, than the track."