car

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car is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
car

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈkɑː/, /kɑɹ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
car

Plural
cars

A Ford car
A photo of a train showing two full passenger cars
  1. (countable) A car is a small passenger vehicle with four wheels, moved by an engine.
    I just drive around in my car all day.
    The garage was full so she parked her poor little car on the street.
    Three fire trucks and two police cars arrived at the scene of the car accident.
    Tony got in the driver's seat and started the car.
    We flew into Miami and got a rental car.
    Her son crashed the family car, but nobody was hurt.
    Sheldon had offered to buy Nicki a used car, a Honda or Toyota, something reliable.
    They stopped us at a red light and stole our car.
    Us kids made $20 washing the cars in the driveway in front of our parents' house.
    I loaded my suitcase and bag in the trunk of my car.
    The salesperson at the car dealer tried to sell me a used BMW.
    Are we going to be driving Chinese electric cars in a few years?
    When the car was going 150 km/h, she took her hands off the wheel and closed her eyes.
    Mr. Marquez was known for flashy clothes and jewelry, luxury cars and even a few boats.
  2. (countable) (American) A car is one large part of a train that can be added or taken away.

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