Origin of car2
Examples from the Web for carrer
Carrer did well in the limit which he assigned himself, but his range was circumscribed.Modern Italian Poets
William Dean Howells
- compound annual return
- 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
- (as modifier)car coat
- a conveyance for passengers, freight, etc, such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon
- British a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
- mainly US and Canadian a railway carriage or van
- mainly US the enclosed platform of a lift
- a poetic word for chariot
Word Origin and History for carrer
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.