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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 car /ˈkɑr, ||ˈkɔr, ˈkjɑr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car n.
 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
 2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
 Note:In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
 3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
    The gilded car of day.   --Milton.
    The towering car, the sable steeds.   --Tennyson.
 4. Astron. The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
    The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car.   --Dryden.
 5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
 6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
 7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
 Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]
 Dummy car Railroad, a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.
 Freight car Railrood, a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]
 Hand car Railroad, a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]
 Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]
 Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor car, etc. Railroad, cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal
           combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work" [syn:
            auto, automobile, machine, motorcar]
      2: a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three
         cars had jumped the rails" [syn: railcar, railway car,
          railroad car]
      3: a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway;
         "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain" [syn: cable
      4: car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and
         cargo and power plant [syn: gondola]
      5: where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top
         floor" [syn: elevator car]