Meaning of CAR in English


n.1 (in full motor car) a road vehicle with an enclosed passenger compartment, powered by an internal-combustion engine.

2 (in comb.) a a wheeled vehicle, esp. of a specified kind (tramcar). b a railway carriage of a specified type (dining-car).

3 US any railway carriage or van.

4 the passenger compartment of a lift, cableway, balloon, etc.

5 poet. a wheeled vehicle; a chariot.

Phrases and idioms:

car bomb a terrorist bomb concealed in or under a parked car. car-boot sale an outdoor sale at which participants sell unwanted possessions from the boots of their cars. car coat a short coat designed esp. for car drivers. car park an area for parking cars. car phone a radio-telephone for use in a motor vehicle.


carful n. (pl. -fuls).

Etymology: ME f. AF & ONF carre ult. f. L carrum, carrus, of OCelt. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.