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car

Definitions

  • OUR CAR AT FLAGSTAFF
    OUR CAR AT FLAGSTAFF
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n car a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
    • n car a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine "he needs a car to get to work"
    • n car a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad "three cars had jumped the rails"
    • n car where passengers ride up and down "the car was on the top floor"
    • n car the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The sailor-pupil climbed into the car." "The sailor-pupil climbed into the car."
An Old-fashioned Motor-car An Old-fashioned Motor-car
Owner of violently palpitating motor car Owner of violently palpitating motor car
MY STEAM MOTOR-CAR MY STEAM MOTOR-CAR
Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker
The Lumber Unstacker Car The Lumber Unstacker Car
The Lumber Unstacker Car and Unstacker The Lumber Unstacker Car and Unstacker
Method of loading kiln cars Method of loading kiln cars

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973
    • Car A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. "The gilded car of day.""The towering car, the sable steeds."
    • Car A floating perforated box for living fish.
    • Car A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
    • Car A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.
    • car etc., the distance between the wheels; -- ordinarily called the track.
    • Car The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
    • Car The cage of a lift or elevator.
    • Car (Astron) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper. "The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers
    • n car A wheeled vehicle or conveyance, especially one having only two wheels. The two-wheeled passenger-conveyance much used in Ireland and specifically called a jaunting-car.
    • n car A chariot of war, triumph, or pageantry; in poetic and figurative usage, any elaborate conveyance used in proceedings characterized by dignity, solemnity, or splendor: as, Phœbus's car; the car of Juggernaut; a triumphal car.
    • n car A vehicle running upon rails. See horse-car, railroad-car.
    • n car The basket of a balloon, in which the aëronaut sits.
    • n car A wood or grove, generally of alders, on a moist soil.
    • n car Any hollow place or marsh.
    • car Left, as opposed to right.
    • car To carry.
    • n car A rock.
    • n car An abbreviation of carat.
    • n car See caer-.
    • car To carry or transport on a car.
    • car To travel by car; go in a car: sometimes with an indefinite it.
    • n car A yellowish brown sediment deposited from water which contains salts of iron, as in the drainage from coal-mines. Also carr.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.
    • n Car kär a vehicle moved on wheels, applied to very various forms—a large and splendid vehicle, as a triumphal car, a funeral car, the two-wheeled Irish jaunting-car; in Birmingham, a four-wheeled cab, as opposed to a hansom (cab); in America, applied to all vehicles for railway travelling, as passenger-car, palace-car, freight-car, &c.; in England, applied only to the carriages of street tramways: a railway carriage: (poet.) a chariot: the part of a balloon in which the aeronauts sit.
    • n Car kär (old form Carr), a vehicle moved on wheels, applied to very various forms—a large and splendid vehicle, as a triumphal car, a funeral car, the two-wheeled Irish jaunting-car; in Birmingham, a four-wheeled cab, as opposed to a hansom (cab); in America, applied to all vehicles for railway travelling, as passenger-car, palace-car, freight-car, &c.; in England, applied only to the carriages of street tramways: a railway carriage:
    • n Car (poet.) a chariot: the part of a balloon in which the aeronauts sit
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Quotations

  • Elwyn Brooks White
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    “Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.”
  • Erma Bombeck
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    “It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.”
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
  • Kenneth Tynan
    Kenneth Tynan
    “A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.”
  • Jack Handey
    Jack Handey
    “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
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    “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr,. cf. Chariot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. car—Low L. carra, carrus, itself a Celt. word, seen in Ir. carr, Bret. karr.

Usage

In literature:

She had been hurried out of the upper entrance to the monorail, which conveyed her in a special car to the landing station.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
In a few minutes the car arrived, and the two girls came chattering in, while Allison put the car away.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
While the crowd gathered the three Americans sat quietly in the car.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
We had already been impressed by the almost inordinate number of motor-cars in Canada: the number of cars in Toronto terrified us.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Having on my previous visit proceeded on foot, and returned successfully, I decided that I should go by car.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
You take your own little car, and go most careful till you find Hyde Park gate.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Kenyon and I'll catch a car home.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
As the four-car caravan swept up to them, one swung in front of the car in which Calhoun and Murgatroyd rode.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Did either of the pair recognise the car?
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
Come along, Carly, take me for a walk.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
Later in the evening both cars were sent out, Car No.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
They waited for a Belt line car.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
While these reflections passed slowly through his mind, his car rose as slowly.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Straightaway I bought this car for five hundred, and it is half paid for.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
He hurriedly set things to rights in the car, closed the car door, and hurried into the hotel.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It was morning and the cars were speeding across the flat meadows toward Trenton.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
She darted through the line of cars and made off in the direction of Sixth Avenue.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
I saw it put in the freight car myself, and well braced.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
Inside the cars the players were settling themselves for an evening of recreation.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
I rang Carly's bell and she buzzed me right up.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

Thou the present only,
Car'st to glass,
Feel'st nor reft nor lonely
For what was.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
He lives in cars
goes fruitless thru
the frozen schools
& finds no space
in shades of
obedience
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
Now lights rule,
signalling words (house),
phrases (a small hamlet),
sentences (cars run here).
"Night" by Raymond Queneau
. Come you, cartoonists,
Hang on a strap with me here
At seven o'clock in the morning
On a Halsted street car.
"Halsted Street Car" by Carl Sandburg
The rich man has his motor-car,
His country and his town estate.
He smokes a fifty-cent cigar
And jeers at Fate.
"The Rich Man" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Wheels turn;
The laden cars
Go rumbling to the mill,
And Labor walks beside the mules…
All's Well with the Hill!
"Frank Little At Calvary" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Irv Gordon sits July 2, 2012 in his Volvo P1800 in Babylon, N.Y. Gordon's car already holds the world record for the highest recorded mileage on a car and he is less than 40,000 miles away from passing three million miles on the Volvo.
GM announces a new car concept that reduces crowding, puts more cars in a normal garage, and uses less gas.
Learn more about the 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena with comprehensive car pricing info, current recall reports & safety data, MPG, car photos, specs & more.
Car chief Ron Malec, second from left, and the rest of Jimmie Johnson's crew works on the No 48 car during Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway.
Police cars, police tape surrounded Best Western Plus Rama Inn in Redmond Sunday morning after suspect in chase of stolen car possibly ran inside.
She died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, when her car was struck by an LAPD patrol car on Glenoaks Boulevard in Sylmar.
View Oldest surviving vauxhall motor car photos in CBS News' Oldest surviving vauxhall motor car photo gallery.
The Veteran Motor Car Club of America is touring the Amana Colonies and will stop in Kalona today for a car show.
The Car Club is a group of car enthusiasts that are touring rural Iowa for their 2012 Heritage Tour.
The Veteran Motor Car Club of America will be touring the Amana Colonies starting today and will stop in Kalona tomorrow for a car show.
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series teams begin work on their cars ahead of the first night of action during the PEAK Motor Oil World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday.
Cars, cars and more cars.
Physics students create mousetrap cars by Andrew Peterson WHS physics students participate in many yearly events, and some of those include the infamous mousetrap cars.
A couple of Abilene police cars pull up in front of the radio station they jumped out of the police cars and block all traffic, pulling everyone on South First street over to one lane.
Then patrol car was hit by another car and both cars and the tree burned.
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In science:

Approximating f by a constant (justified for low velocities) we get that the cars accelerate in the same way as described by the Coulomb interaction (6).
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
In statistical mechanics, there is a large literature on universality of critical exponents [Car]; other rigorous results include analysis of universal scaling limits of Gibbs measures at critical points [Sin].
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
This is the Bruhat decomposition (for more details see [Car, Chapter 8]).
Finite simple groups and localization
It considers the narrow class of texts describing car accident reports.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Visualizing a written car accident report requires a different approach.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
It is a good example of the possible contents of an accident description: a rather complex interaction between a set of different ob jects (two cars and a tree).
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
In the CarSim formal representation, each dynamic ob ject is represented by a VEHICLE, with a KIND parameter indicating its nature, (car or truck ) and a unique identifier ID.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Actually, we don’t know whether the vehicles in the text are cars, trucks or something else.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Our information retrieval subsystem is restricted to car accident reports and is goaldriven.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
This paper has presented a prototype system that is able to process correctly 17% of our corpus of car accident reports up to a 3D simulation of the scene.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Thus, instead of the page-oriented WWW concept or the typically event-driven nature of CBT products, MobIT runs as a flow-oriented presentation model showing, for example, a crash-test video combined subsequently with charts of relevant statistics and vocally explained CAD car models.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
After the Sag.-Car. arm was crossed, the temperature rose again.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Cada una de estas clases esta caracterizada por uno de sus elementos, y por lo tanto utilizaremos uno de sus aros para identificar la clase completa.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
The best way to demonstrate the problem of irreversibility is the following Gedankenexperiment: Let us watch the movie: It’s raining, people are running, cars rolling.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
Some of that detail is provided by the pattern in column 4 that represents the subclass ‘car’.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
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