CAR, CAER, CHAR, in names of places, is sometimes the Celtic Caer, a town or city, as in Caermarthen.
CAR, n. [W. car; Ir. carr, carra, or cairt; Arm. qarr; D. and G. karre; Sw. kärra; Dan. karre; Sp. It. and Port. carro; L. carrus, or currus; Fr. char, whence chariot; Sax. cræt, a cart. The sense is probably taken from running on wheels. See Current.]
- A small vehicle moved on wheels, usually drawn by one horse. – Johnson.
- In poetical language, any vehicle of dignity or splendor; a chariot of war, or of triumph. – Milton. Prior.
- The constellation called Charles's wain or the Bear. – Dryden.
- A carriage for running on rails, in a railroad.
- A small
vehicle moved on wheels] usually, one having but two wheels and
drawn by one horse; a cart.
- A vehicle adapted to the rails of a
- A chariot of war or of triumph; a
vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.
- The stars also called
Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
- The cage of a lift or
- The basket, box, or cage suspended
from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
- A floating perforated box for living