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car (n.)

14世纪 ,"轮式车辆",来自英法 carre ,古北法 carre ,来自古拉丁语 *carra ,与拉丁语 carrumcarrus (复数 carra )有关,原为"两轮凯尔特战车",来自高卢语 karros ,是凯尔特语(比较古爱尔兰语和威尔士语 carr "车、马车",布列塔尼语 karr "战车"),来自PIE *krsos ,来自词根 *kers- "跑"。

"从16世纪到19世纪,主要是诗意的,有尊严、庄严或辉煌的联想......"[OED]。在美国,1826年用于铁路货运车厢,1830年用于铁路上的客车;1862年用于街车或电车。延伸到"汽车"是到1896年,但从1831年到20世纪前10年, the cars 意为"铁路列车"。 Car bomb 最早证明是1972年,是指北爱尔兰。拉丁语也是意大利语和西班牙语 carro ,法语 char

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Definitions of car from WordNet

car (n.)
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;
he needs a car to get to work
Synonyms: auto / automobile / machine / motorcar
car (n.)
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad;
three cars had jumped the rails
Synonyms: railcar / railway car / railroad car
car (n.)
the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant;
Synonyms: gondola
car (n.)
where passengers ride up and down;
the car was on the top floor
Synonyms: elevator car
car (n.)
a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway;
they took a cable car to the top of the mountain
Synonyms: cable car
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