- Ciudad del Carmen.
- a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “song.”
- an opera (1875) by Georges Bizet.
- one of the crew of a streetcar or the like, as the motorman.
Origin of carman
Examples from the Web for carmen
After all, having the question “Where in the world is” attached to her name was a good career move for Carmen Sandiego.Where Is Rep Steve Stockman?
January 21, 2014
The contest for city attorney will feature the incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, against assemblyman and former councilman Mike Feuer.Los Angeles Politics Needs More Women
May 19, 2013
Advocates of austerity cited a powerful study by two acclaimed economists, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.Boston Will Change Nothing
April 23, 2013
Don't know if you know the names Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff.Austerity Guru Voodoo
April 16, 2013
For much of her life Carmen Weinstein fought the pernicious misperception that there were no Jews left in Egypt.Egyptian Jewish Leader Fought To Keep Heritage At Home
April 15, 2013
Cigarette, shawl and manner suddenly reminded him of Carmen.The Education of Eric Lane
"Oh, Gontram, I do not deserve so much kindness," sobbed Carmen.
Gontram was in love; night and day he only thought of Carmen.
How came it that Carmen asked him to meet her in this peculiar manner?
Carmen bowed politely when the introduction was made, and said nothing.
- a man who drives a car or cart; carter
- a man whose business is the transport of goods; haulier
- US and Canadian a tram driver
Word Origin and History for carmen
French opera by Georges Bizet (1838-1875), premiered in Paris March 3, 1875. As a proper name, it can represent (especially in Italian and Spanish) a diminutive of Carmel/Carmelo or Latin carmen "song, poem, incantation, oracle" (see charm (n.)).
One of the most popular of operas, composed by Georges Bizet, and first produced in the late nineteenth century. The title character is known for manipulating men. One of her victims, a Spanish soldier, arranges for her to escape from jail, but she later abandons him for a bullfighter, and he stabs her. The pieces “Habanera” and “Toreador Song” are well-known excerpts from Carmen.