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Usage statistics for the noun car:

spoken English57.27%written English42.73% conversational speech73.58%task-oriented speech26.42% imaginative writing62.72%informational writing37.28%
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Car is sometimes a misspelling of care or chop.

The word car is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun car

What does car mean as a name of something?

Car is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: cars

  1. a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
  2. a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    • example: three cars had jumped the rails
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of car: railcar / railroad car / railway car
    • more generic term: wheeled vehicle = a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
    • more specific terms:
    • part: suspension system / suspension = a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
    • member of: railroad train / train = public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
  3. the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of car: gondola
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • part of: airship / dirigible = a steerable self-propelled aircraft
  4. where passengers ride up and down
    • example: the car was on the top floor
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of car: elevator car
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • part of: elevator / lift = lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
  5. a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
    • example: they took a cable car to the top of the mountain
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of car: cable car
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • part of: cable railway / funicular / funicular railway = a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

Specialised definition of the noun car

Glossary of sports

a small motor vehicle for carrying people (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a railway carriage or wagon (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

  • region: USA


  1. Car a.k.a. Carli Lloyd is a football player, olympic athlete, athlete.
  2. Car a.k.a. Ion Luca Caragiale was a Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. He is considered one of the greatest Romanian playwrights and writers, a leading representative of local humor, and a main representative of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he parted during the second half of his life.
  3. Car a.k.a. Carly McKillip is a Canadian actress and musician known for her title role in television series Alice, I Think.
  4. Car a.k.a. Carson Grant is an American actor and artist. Grant has created characters and stories in visual mediums as drawings, paintings, in films and on stage.

There are other people with in their name, like Jean Car, Paul Car, Car Crash, Evgen Car, Car'ynn Sims, Car Crashlander and Viktor Car Emin.


  1. Car is a fictional character from the 2005 film Escape from Cluster Prime.
  2. Car is a fictional character from the 2002 film Scars.
  3. Car is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Car Hop, Car-Hop, Mike Car, Car Thief, Car dealer, Car Driver, Car Builder, Car Mechanic, Car Salesman, Car-Mechanic, Box Car Racer, stanisław car, Race car driver and Car Manufacturer.


"Car" is a book by Harry Crews.

  • also known as "Car; a novel"
  • genre: Fiction


"Car" a.k.a. "The Car" is a 1977 thriller film directed by Elliot Silverstein and written by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack and Lane Slate. The film stars James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, and Ronny Cox, and tells the story of a mysterious car which goes on a murderous rampage, terrorizing the residents of a small town.


"Car" is an artwork by John Salt.


  1. "Car" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Car" is a musical single of Built to Spill.
    • also known as Car / Scarin
    • released in (20 years ago)
  3. "Car" is a musical album of Alya.
    • released in
  4. "Car" is a musical album of The Pornography.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Car" is a musical album of Holly Herndon.
    • released on
  6. "Car" is a musical single of Come.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  7. "Car" is a musical album of The Slats.
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Car a.k.a. Čar is a village in the municipality of Bujanovac, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the town has a population of 296 people.
  2. Car a.k.a. Caribou Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport located 1 mile northwest of the city of Caribou in Aroostook County, Maine, USA.

There are other places with in their name, like Car Park, Car Colston, Mérida cable car, Cologne Cable Car, Gilmore Car Museum, Langkawi Cable Car, Ben Nevis Cable Car, Llandudno Cable Car, Oshawa Car Assembly, Autoworld Car Museum, Wellington Cable Car, Herzogstand Cable Car, Powerhouse Car Museum, Sarasota Classic Car Museum and San Francisco cable car system.


  1. Car a.k.a. The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the South division of the National Football Conference, one of the two conferences in the National Football League. The team is worth approximately USD $1 billion, according to Forbes, and is controlled by Jerry Richardson and his family; they have a 48% stake. The remainder of the team is held by a group of 14 limited partners. The head coach is Ron Rivera, while the president is Danny Morrison.
  2. Car is a British automotive enthusiast magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. International editions are published by Bauer Automotive in Brazil, China, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Middle East, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. A Japanese counterpart, Car Magazine, is published by Neko Publishing.
  3. Car or Kar is a name in Greek mythology that refers to two characters who may or may not be one and the same.
  4. Car a.k.a. Carib Language: Carib or Kalina is a Cariban language spoken by the Kalina people of South America. It is spoken by around 7,400 people mostly in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil.
    • also known as Kalinya, Kali'na, Galibi, Caribe, Marworno, Maraworno, Kalihna, Carib, Galibí, Cariña
  5. Car a.k.a. ptsG is a gene.
  6. Car of the Carians, according to Herodotus, was the brother of Lydus and Mysus. He was regarded as the eponymous and ancestral hero of the Carians who would have received their name from the king.
  7. CAR a.k.a. Nr1i3 is a protein.
  8. Car a.k.a. contractile ring is a gene group, gene ontology group.
  9. Car a.k.a. Nicobarese, Car Language: Car is the most widely spoken of the Nicobarese languages spoken in the Nicobar Islands of India.
  10. Car is an iPad interactive ad.
    • award:
      • Clio Award for Digital/Social nomination for AlmapBBDO
      • Clio Award for Digital/Social, received by AlmapBBDO
  11. Car is a programming language.
  12. Car is a file format.
  13. Car is a TV spot.
  14. Car is a print ad.
  15. Car is a marketing campaign.
  16. Car a.k.a. tripartite motif-containing 13 is a gene.
    • also known as CLL-associated RING finger, tripartite motif protein 13, ret finger protein 2
  17. Car a.k.a. coxsackie virus and adenovirus receptor is a gene.
    • also known as coxsackie virus B receptor, 46 kD coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) protein, CVB3 binding protein
  18. Car a.k.a. nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group I, member 3 is a gene.
    • also known as constitutive activator of retinoid response, constitutive androstane receptor, orphan nuclear hormone receptor, constitutive active receptor
  19. Car a.k.a. calcium-sensing receptor (hypocalciuric hypercalcemia 1, severe neonatal hyperparathyroidism) is a gene.
    • also known as calcium sensing receptor, parathyroid Ca(2+)-sensing receptor 1, calcium-sensing receptor, extracellular calcium-sensing receptor

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Car

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Google previewCountry Life (1902)

A particularly fine car is the new touring model A, which is now exhibited in this country for the first time.

Google previewManagement and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care (2012)

An Experiential Approach, Third Edition by Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN

Your own car is a Chevrolet, and you prefer a Chevrolet for business, too. You had one assigned to you before you got the Ford. bill smith: You feel you deserve a new car. Because the more senior team member has a fairly new car, you feel ...

Google previewMotor Age (1918)

A new car with a new design of overhead valve engine is being exhibited by the Templar Motors Corp, Cleveland. The car is an assembled product with the exception of the engine which has been designed in the Templar shops and will ...

Google previewSustainable Automobile Transport (2008)

Shaping Climate Change Policy by L. Ryan, Hal Turton

Our car is a form of attire; it makes a statement about who we are and how much money we have. It expresses our self-image, or how we want to be viewed by the world. It also can be a symbol of freedom – a way of escaping from place and ...

Google previewBrainlash (2009)

Maximize Your Recovery from Mild Brain Injury by Gail L. Denton

Your car is a very powerful machine. It is capable of getting you where you want to go. It is freedom. It is also a dangerous vehicle, which only does what you tell it to do. When the complicated functions of operating a motor vehicle are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

car hire See car rental. car hop North American term for person who parks and subsequently returns ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2002)

by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

car industry car industry expanded these into a critique of mechanistic worldviews based on 'outdated' Newtonian physics; reductionist approaches...

The car industry has been one of the central focuses of many environmental critiques.

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Auto, Car S: Speed and things on wheels are favorite subjects in the dreams of men. A sports car represents sexual euphoria and a man's enjoyment of a female "chassis"! V: Buying a beautiful car; a positive sign — you will quickly advance at ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

canted headlights | car club HEADLIGHT conversions of the same period often featured a canted layout as well. cantilever top (also cantilevered top or cantilever roof) (CAN-tuh- leave-er) n. Vehicle roof type wherein a solid top is anchored ...

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Usage statistics about car

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun car:

spoken English57.27%written English42.73% conversational speech73.58%task-oriented speech26.42% imaginative writing62.72%informational writing37.28%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun car:


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Small photo of Woman traveler sitting on hatchback car with mountain background in vintage toneSmall photo of Visiting car dealership. Beautiful couple is holding a key of their new car, looking at camera and smilingSmall photo of Happy Couple Driving on Country Road into the Sunset in Classic Vintage Sports CarSmall photo of The image in front of the sports car scene behind as the sun going down with wind turbines in the back.Small photo of Young Couple Driving Along Country Road In Open Top CarSmall photo of auto business, car sale, deal, gesture and people concept - close up of dealer giving key to new owner and shaking hands in auto show or salonSmall photo of Young woman receiving the keys of her new car More...

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Quotes about Car

Vous qui pleurez, venez à ce Dieu, car il pleure.
Vous qui souffrez, venez à lui, car il guérit.
Vous qui tremblez, venez à lui, car il sourit.
Vous qui passez, venez à lui, car il demeure. (Victor Hugo)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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