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Meaning of “car” in the English Dictionary

"car" in British English

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carnoun [C]

uk   /kɑːr/  us   /kɑːr/
A1 a ​roadvehicle with an ​engine, four ​wheels, and ​seats for a ​smallnumber of ​people: They don't have a car. Where did you ​parkyour car? It's ​quicker by car. a car ​chase/​accident/​factory a ​part of a ​train used for a ​specialpurpose: a restaurant/​sleeping car US (UK carriage, coach) any of the ​separateparts of a ​train in which the ​passengerssit: a railroad car US (UK truck) a ​part of a ​train that is used for ​carryinggoods or ​animals: Hundreds of ​refugees were ​herded into cattle cars for the ​gruelling ten-hour ​journey.

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(Definition of car from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"car" in American English

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carnoun [C]

 us   /kɑr/ (also automobile)
a ​roadvehicle with an ​engine, usually four ​wheels, and ​seating for between one and five ​people: a car ​accident She goes to ​work by car. A car is also one ​part of a ​train: a ​dining/​passenger/​freight car
(Definition of car from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"CAR" in Business English

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CARnoun

uk   us   BANKING, FINANCE
abbreviation for capital adequacy ratio
(Definition of CAR from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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