car / kär/ •
n. a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people. ∎ a vehicle that runs on rails, esp. a railroad car. ∎ a railroad car of a specified kind: the first-class cars. ∎ the passenger compartment of an elevator, cableway, airship, or balloon. ∎ poetic/lit. a chariot.DERIVATIVES: car·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .
function that when applied to a list yields the head
of the list. The word was originally an acronym for contents of address register. Compare CDR
XIV. ME. carre
— AN., ONF. — Rom. *carra
, pl. or parallel fem. form of L. carrum
m. (whence F. char
, It. carro
, etc.; cf. CHARIOT
) — OCelt. *karrom
), repr. by (O)Ir. carr
, OW. carr
), rel. to L. currus
the seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear, 1633.