Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun car

5 senses of car

Sense 1
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar -- (a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work")
       => motor vehicle, automotive vehicle -- (a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails)

Sense 2
car, railcar, railway car, railroad car -- (a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails")
       => wheeled vehicle -- (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC")

Sense 3
car, gondola -- (the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant)
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Sense 4
car, elevator car -- (where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor")
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Sense 5
cable car, car -- (a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain")
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

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