part of speech: noun

definition 1: an automobile.

synonyms: auto, automobile

definition 2: a vehicle that runs along rails, such as a railroad car or cable car.

synonyms: vehicle

definition 3: an enclosure for carrying people, such as an elevator car.

Word History

The word car comes from a word used by ancient Romans long before the automobile was invented. A carra was a two-wheeled wagon used for carrying loads.

Word Builder: car +

carpool: a group of people who drive to work together.
carport: a part outside of a house with a roof under which you park a car.
carwash: a business that washes cars.