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car

car

 
 
pronunciation:
kar
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an automobile.
 
synonyms:
auto, automobile, motorcar
similar words:
buggy, cab, convertible, coupe, crate, hack, hackney, heap, hot rod, jalopy, limo, limousine, rattletrap, roadster, runabout, sedan, taxi, taxicab, vehicle
definition 2: a vehicle that runs on rails, such as a streetcar or railroad car.
 
synonyms:
vehicle
similar words:
cable car, caboose, coach, diner, Pullman, sleeper, smoker, streetcar, tram, trolley
definition 3: an enclosure for carrying people, as in an elevator or balloon.
similar words:
balloon, cab, cable car, elevator, tram, trolley
Word History
The word car comes from a word used by ancient Romans long before the automobile was invented. A carra was a two-wheeled wagon used for carrying loads.
Word Builder: car +
  • carpool:
    a group of people who drive to work together.
  • carport:
    a part outside of a house with a roof under which you park a car.
  • carwash:
    a business that washes cars.
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broader categories that include cars
some actions of cars
some kinds of cars
some parts of cars
some people associated with cars
some places for cars
some states of cars
some things used in cars