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English noun: car

1. car (artifact) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

SamplesHe needs a car to get to work.

Synonymsauto, automobile, machine, motorcar

Broader (hypernym)automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)ambulance, beach waggon, beach wagon, bus, cab, compact, compact car, convertible, coupe, cruiser, electric, electric automobile, electric car, estate car, gas guzzler, hack, hardtop, hatchback, heap, horseless carriage, hot rod, hot-rod, jalopy, jeep, landrover, limo, limousine, loaner, minicar, minivan, Model T, pace car, patrol car, phaeton, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, race car, racer, racing car, roadster, runabout, S.U.V., saloon, secondhand car, sedan, sport car, sport utility, sport utility vehicle, sports car, squad car, Stanley Steamer, station waggon, station wagon, stock car, subcompact, subcompact car, SUV, taxi, taxicab, tourer, touring car, two-seater, used-car, waggon, wagon

Part holonymaccelerator, accelerator pedal, air bag, anti-sway bar, auto accessory, automobile engine, automobile horn, automobile trunk, bonnet, buffer, bumper, car door, car horn, car mirror, car seat, car window, cowl, cowling, fender, fender, fin, first, first gear, floorboard, gas, gas pedal, gasoline engine, glove compartment, grille, gun, high, high gear, hood, hooter, horn, low, low gear, luggage compartment, motor horn, petrol engine, radiator grille, rear window, reverse, reverse gear, roof, running board, stabilizer bar, sunroof, sunshine-roof, tail fin, tailfin, third, third gear, throttle, trunk, window, wing

Domain category membersadhesive friction, alternator, backseat, chattel, grip, hopped-up, movable, passenger, personal chattel, prang, rental, renting, rider, road map, saleroom, salesroom, showroom, spark lever, traction, tunnel

2. car (artifact) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

SamplesThree cars had jumped the rails.

Synonymsrailcar, railroad car, railway car

Broader (hypernym)wheeled vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)baggage car, cabin car, caboose, carriage, club car, coach, freight car, guard's van, handcar, lounge car, luggage van, mail car, passenger car, slip carriage, slip coach, tender, van

Part holonymsuspension, suspension system

Member meronymrailroad train, train

3. car (artifact) the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant


Broader (hypernym)compartment

Part meronymairship, dirigible

4. car (artifact) where passengers ride up and down

SamplesThe car was on the top floor.

Synonymselevator car

Broader (hypernym)compartment

Part meronymelevator, lift

5. car (artifact) a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway

SamplesThey took a cable car to the top of the mountain.

Synonymscable car

Broader (hypernym)compartment

Part meronymcable railway, funicular, funicular railway

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