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car

noun

1 car

A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine:
— He needs a car to get to work.

synonyms: auto, automobile, machine, motorcar.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: kar, auto, automobiel, wagen
Polish: osobówka, samochód osobowy



2 car

A wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad:
— Three cars had jumped the rails.

synonyms: railcar, railroad car, railway car.

Dutch: motorrijtuig, rijtuig, spoorrijtuig, treinwagon, wagon
Polish: wagon

3 car

The compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant.

synonym: gondola.

Dutch: automobiel, kabelbaan, zweefbaan
Polish: gondola, kosz

4 car

Where passengers ride up and down:
— The car was on the top floor.

synonym: elevator car.

Dutch: liftkooi

5 car

A conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway:
— They took a cable car to the top of the mountain.

synonym: cable car.

Dutch: cabine, kabelbaan, kabeltram


Moby thesaurus: Pullman, Pullman car, auto, autocar, automobile, baggage car, boat, boxcar, buggy, bus, caboose, carriage, chair car, coach, coupe, covered waggon, crate, day coach, diner, dinghy ... show more.

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