car

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English carre, 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 *kr̥sos, zero-grade form of Proto-Indo-European *kers- (to run).

Noun[edit]

car (plural cars)

  1. (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal.
  2. 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, 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: […] .
  3. (rail transport, chiefly North America) 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 front-most 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[2], 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 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cārus.

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

  1. expensive
  2. (poetic) dear

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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car m

  1. tsar

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quare

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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 2[edit]

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Particularly: “Presumably related to char/chariot? Maybe reborrowed from English?”

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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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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

car (comparative plus car, superlative le plus car)

  1. dear; beloved; cherished
  2. expensive

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Rafsi[edit]

car

  1. rafsi of carna.

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cārus.

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

  1. dear
  2. expensive

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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car m

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

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin carrus.

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car n (plural care)

  1. cart
  2. chariot
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin caries or carius.

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car m (plural cari)

  1. death-watch beetle

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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car m (genitive cuir, plural caran)

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

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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-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

car m (plural ceir)

  1. car

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
car gar nghar char