Origin of car2
Examples from the Web for carrer
Historical Examples of 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 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.