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Car - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Car' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Car [ n.]
- A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
- A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.
- A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.
- The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
- The cage of a lift or elevator.
- The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
- A floating perforated box for living fish.

Meaning of 'Car' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . car [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
Example in sentence:
  • he needs a car to get to work
Meaning (2):
- where passengers ride up and down
Example in sentence:
  • the car was on the top floor
Meaning (3):
- a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
Example in sentence:
  • they took a cable car to the top of the mountain
Meaning (4):
- a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
Example in sentence:
  • three cars had jumped the rails