1. [ noun ] (transportation) 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
Synonyms: machine automobile auto motorcar

"he needs a car to get to work"

Related terms: motor_vehicle cab jeep beach_wagon cruiser ambulance convertible sedan sports_car hot_rod hardtop subcompact stanley_steamer roadster coupe s.u.v. compact loaner horseless_carriage model_t pace_car touring_car racer limousine minivan hatchback gas_guzzler electric stock_car bus minicar hearse window rear_window accelerator car_door reverse cowl roof running_board door boot fender glove_compartment gasoline_engine auto_accessory grille automobile_engine hood car_seat car_window automobile_horn air_bag anti-sway_bar car_mirror second_gear buffer low sunroof tail_fin floorboard bumper high_gear third_gear passenger tunnel showroom spark_lever chattel grip road_map prang backseat rental alternator hopped-up automobile
2. [ noun ] (transportation) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
Synonyms: railway_car railroad_car railcar

"three cars had jumped the rails"

Related terms: wheeled_vehicle freight_car passenger_car slip_coach cabin_car baggage_car club_car guard's_van handcar tender mail_car train suspension
3. [ noun ] (transportation) where passengers ride up and down
Synonyms: elevator_car

"the car was on the top floor"

Related terms: compartment elevator
4. [ noun ] (transportation) car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant
Synonyms: gondola
Related terms: compartment airship
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 32284
6. [ noun ] (transportation) a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
Synonyms: cable_car

"they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"

Related terms: compartment cable_railway
Similar spelling:   Cary