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Definition 1: a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where car or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he needs a car to get to work

Synonyms for car in the sense of this definition

(car is a kind of ...) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

(... is a kind of car ) a car that has been previously owned; not a new car

(... is a kind of car ) a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car

(... is a kind of car ) a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair

(... is a kind of car ) large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur

(... is a kind of car ) a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain

(... is a kind of car ) a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration

(... is a kind of car ) an early term for an automobile

"when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"

(... is a kind of car ) a car having a hatchback door

(... is a kind of car ) a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top

(... is a kind of car ) a fast car that competes in races

(... is a kind of car ) a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car

(... is a kind of car ) the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927

(... is a kind of car ) large open car seating four with folding top

(... is a kind of car ) a car smaller than a compact car

(... is a kind of car ) a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales

(... is a kind of car ) a steam-powered automobile

(... is a kind of car ) a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis

(... is a kind of car ) a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons

(... is a kind of car ) a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

(... is a kind of car ) an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat

(... is a kind of car ) a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course

(... is a kind of car ) a car with relatively low fuel efficiency

(... is a kind of car ) a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment

(... is a kind of car ) a car that has top that can be folded or removed

(... is a kind of car ) a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals

(... is a kind of car ) a car that is old and unreliable

"the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

(... is a kind of car ) a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

(... is a kind of car ) a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters

(... is a kind of car ) a car that is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of car ) a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

(... is a kind of car ) a small and economical car

(car is a part of ...) protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

(car is a part of ...) a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

(car is a part of ...) the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle

"you shouldn't try to start in third gear"

(car is a part of ...) the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

(car is a part of ...) a narrow footboard serving as a step beneath the doors of some old cars

(car is a part of ...) a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

(car is a part of ...) the engine that propels an automobile

(car is a part of ...) an accessory for an automobile

(car is a part of ...) a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis

(car is a part of ...) an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel

"`sunshine-roof' is a British term for `sunroof'"

(car is a part of ...) one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

(car is a part of ...) a pedal that controls the throttle valve

"he stepped on the gas"

(car is a part of ...) a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

(car is a part of ...) car window that allows vision out of the back of the car

(car is a part of ...) an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines

(car is a part of ...) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

(car is a part of ...) compartment on the dashboard of a car

(car is a part of ...) grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator

(car is a part of ...) a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

(car is a part of ...) a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

"in Britain they call a fender a wing"

(car is a part of ...) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars" "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

(car is a part of ...) a window in a car

(car is a part of ...) a seat in a car

(car is a part of ...) the floor of an automobile

(car is a part of ...) a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

(car is a part of ...) a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

(car is a part of ...) compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

"he put his golf bag in the trunk"

(car is a part of ...) the door of a car

(car is a part of ...) a mirror that the driver of a car can use

(car is the domain which ... is member of) crash

(car is the domain which ... is member of) a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

(car is the domain which ... is member of) personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

"the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"

(car is the domain which ... is member of) (on early automobiles) a lever mounted on the steering column and used to adjust the timing of the ignition

(car is the domain which ... is member of) an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) a map showing roads (for automobile travel)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

"in Britain a showroom is called a salesroom"

(car is the domain which ... is member of) a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)

(car is the domain which ... is member of) (of an automobile) having the engine modified to give extra power

"a hopped-up jalopy"

Definition 2: a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where car or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • three cars had jumped the rails

Synonyms for car in the sense of this definition

(car is a kind of ...) a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

"the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

(... is a kind of car ) (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight

(... is a kind of car ) car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

(... is a kind of car ) a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train

(... is a kind of car ) a railcar where passengers ride

(... is a kind of car ) a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted

(... is a kind of car ) a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor

(... is a kind of car ) the car on a train that is occupied by the guard

(... is a kind of car ) a railway car that carries freight

(... is a kind of car ) railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs

(... is a kind of car ) a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train

(... is a kind of car ) a railway car where passengers' bags are carried

(car is a part of ...) a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

(... is a member of car) public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

"express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"

Definition 3: where passengers ride up and down - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where car or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car was on the top floor

Synonyms for car in the sense of this definition

(car is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is part of car) lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

Definition 4: the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for car in the sense of this definition

(car is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is part of car) a steerable self-propelled aircraft

Definition 5: a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where car or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they took a cable car to the top of the mountain

Synonyms for car in the sense of this definition

(car is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is part of car) a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

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