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See also CAR, Car, caar, and carr

English

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Etymology

From Middle English carre < Norman-French carre < Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus (four-wheeled baggage wagon) < Celtic carr (two-wheeled chariot) < Gaulish karros < Proto-Indo-European *krsos < PIE base *kers- (to run).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
car

Plural
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  1. (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal
  2. A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, steered by a driver mostly for personal transportation; a motor car or automobile
    She drove her car to the mall.
  3. (rail transport, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nonpowered unit in a railroad train.
    The conductor linked 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[1], 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

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Bosnian

Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь < Greek καῖσαρ < Latin Caesar.

Noun

car m.

  1. czar, tsar, tzar
  2. king, ruler, monarch
  3. emperor
  4. sire
  5. Caesar

Catalan

Adjective

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

Singular
car
cara f.

Plural
cars m.
cares f.

  1. dear
  2. expensive

Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *cěsarь, *cьsarь < Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌹𐍃𐌰𐍂 (kaisar) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:hr:Template:lang:la derivations]] Caesar.

Noun

cȁr m.

  1. czar, emperor, monarch
  2. (metaphorically) (colloquial) the first in something, the greatest, the one who rules
    Koji si ti car! — You rule man!

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Czech

Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь < Greek καῖσαρ < Latin Caesar.

Noun

car m.

  1. czar, tsar, tzar

Esperanto

Noun

car

  1. czar

French

Pronunciation

Noun

car m.

  1. coach
    Les élèves vont à l’école en car. — The pupils go to school by coach.

Synonyms

Conjunction

car

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

Synonyms

parce que

Translations


Interlingua

Adjective

car

  1. dear
  2. expensive
  3. target of one’s fondness

Polish

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Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь < Greek καῖσαρ < Latin Caesar.

Pronunciation

Noun

car m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|car]]

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

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative car carowie
Genitive cara carów
Dative carowi carom
Accusative cara carów
Instrumental carem carami
Locative carze carach
Vocative carze carowie

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Serbian

Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic цѣсарь < Greek καῖσαρ < Latin Caesar.

Noun

car m.

  1. czar, tsar, tzar
  2. king, ruler, monarch
  3. emperor
  4. sire
  5. Caesar

Cyrillic spelling


Slovene

Etymology

Croatian car

Pronunciation

Noun

car m. (dual carja, plural carji)

  1. czar, tsar, tzar

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