Origin of car1
Definition for car (2 of 4)
Origin of car2
Definition for car (3 of 4)
Origin of CAR
Definition for car (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for car
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.
Father José Julián was shot and wounded driving in a car through the sierra of Ajuchitán.
I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They carjacked a Renault Clio, took the car, and fled with it.
You say must have been, because somebody has told you that a car went out there?Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Sahwah suggested that we print our inquiry on a pennant and fasten it across the front of the car.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
A request for whiskey addressed to a car containing a dozen men accustomed to wrest metals from the earth was not in vain.The Penalty|Gouverneur Morris
He felt she was looking at him, but being busy with the car he was silent.Stubble|George Looms
She hastened to that end of the car, followed by Bunny and Sue, who did not want to be left behind.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South|Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for car (1 of 2)
- Also called: motorcar, automobile a self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
- (as modifier)car coat
Word Origin for car
British Dictionary definitions for car (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for car
c.1300, "wheeled vehicle," from Anglo-French carre, Old North French carre, from Vulgar Latin *carra, related to Latin carrum, carrus (plural carra), originally "two-wheeled Celtic war chariot," from Gaulish karros, a Celtic word (cf. Old Irish and Welsh carr "cart, wagon," Breton karr "chariot"), from PIE *krsos, from root *kers- "to run" (see current (adj.)).
"From 16th to 19th c. chiefly poetic, with associations of dignity, solemnity, or splendour ..." [OED]. Used in U.S. of railway carriages by 1826; extension to "automobile" is by 1896. Car bomb first 1972, in reference to Northern Ireland. The Latin word also is the source of Italian and Spanish carro, French char.