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car2

[kahr]
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adjective Chiefly Scot.
  1. left-handed.
  2. sinister.
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Origin of car2

1375–1425; Middle English (Scots) < Scots Gaelic cearr
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Historical Examples

  • Carrer did well in the limit which he assigned himself, but his range was circumscribed.

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British Dictionary definitions for carrer

CAR

abbreviation for
  1. compound annual return
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car

noun
    1. Also called: motorcar, automobilea self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
    2. (as modifier)car coat
  1. a conveyance for passengers, freight, etc, such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon
  2. British a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
  3. mainly US and Canadian a railway carriage or van
  4. mainly US the enclosed platform of a lift
  5. a poetic word for chariot
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Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French carre, ultimately related to Latin carra, carrum two-wheeled wagon, probably of Celtic origin; compare Old Irish carr
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Word Origin and History for carrer

car

n.

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.

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