car: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kär), [key]
— n.
  1. an automobile.
  2. a vehicle running on rails, as a streetcar or railroad car.
  3. the part of an elevator, balloon, modern airship, etc., that carries the passengers, freight, etc.
  4. any wheeled vehicle, as a farm cart or wagon.
  5. a chariot, as of war or triumph.
  6. cart; carriage.


Pronunciation: (kär), [key]
— adj. Chiefly Scot.
  1. left-handed.
  2. sinister.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. computer-assisted retrieval.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. carat; carats.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • car (Thesaurus)