Definition of “car” - English Dictionary

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“car” in British English

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carnoun [ C ]

uk /kɑːr/ us /kɑːr/

A1 a road vehicle with an engine, four wheels, and seats for a small number of people:

They don't have a car.
Where did you park your car?
It's quicker by car.

a part of a train used for a special purpose:

US UK carriage, coach any of the separate parts of a train in which the passengers sit:

a railroad car

US UK truck a part of a train that is used for carrying goods 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 road vehicle 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:

(Definition of “car” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“CAR” in Business English

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abbreviation for capital adequacy ratio

(Definition of “CAR” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)