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 for Car
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gauge \Gauge\, n. [Written also gage.]
     1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to
        determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
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              This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and
              groove to equal breadth by.           --Moxon.
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              There is not in our hands any fixed gauge of minds.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
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     2. Measure; dimensions; estimate.
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              The gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and
              contempt.                             --Burke.
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     3. (Mach. & Manuf.) Any instrument for ascertaining or
        regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or
        template; as, a button maker's gauge.
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     4. (Physics) Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the
        state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical
        elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some
        particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
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     5. (Naut.)
        (a) Relative positions of two or more vessels with
            reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather
            gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and
            the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.
        (b) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
            --Totten.
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     6. The distance between the rails of a railway.
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     Note: The standard gauge of railroads in most countries is
           four feet, eight and one half inches. Wide, or broad,
           gauge, in the United States, is six feet; in England,
           seven feet, and generally any gauge exceeding standard
           gauge. Any gauge less than standard gauge is now called
           narrow gauge. It varies from two feet to three feet six
           inches.
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     7. (Plastering) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with
        common plaster to accelerate its setting.
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     8. (Building) That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which
        is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of
        such shingles, slates, or tiles.
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     Gauge of a carriage, car, etc., the distance between the
        wheels; -- ordinarily called the track.
  
     Gauge cock, a stop cock used as a try cock for ascertaining
        the height of the water level in a steam boiler.
  
     Gauge concussion (Railroads), the jar caused by a car-wheel
        flange striking the edge of the rail.
  
     Gauge glass, a glass tube for a water gauge.
  
     Gauge lathe, an automatic lathe for turning a round object
        having an irregular profile, as a baluster or chair round,
        to a templet or gauge.
  
     Gauge point, the diameter of a cylinder whose altitude is
        one inch, and contents equal to that of a unit of a given
        measure; -- a term used in gauging casks, etc.
  
     Gauge rod, a graduated rod, for measuring the capacity of
        barrels, casks, etc.
  
     Gauge saw, a handsaw, with a gauge to regulate the depth of
        cut. --Knight.
  
     Gauge stuff, a stiff and compact plaster, used in making
        cornices, moldings, etc., by means of a templet.
  
     Gauge wheel, a wheel at the forward end of a plow beam, to
        determine the depth of the furrow.
  
     Joiner's gauge, an instrument used to strike a line
        parallel to the straight side of a board, etc.
  
     Printer's gauge, an instrument to regulate the length of
        the page.
  
     Rain gauge, an instrument for measuring the quantity of
        rain at any given place.
  
     Salt gauge, or Brine gauge, an instrument or contrivance
        for indicating the degree of saltness of water from its
        specific gravity, as in the boilers of ocean steamers.
  
     Sea gauge, an instrument for finding the depth of the sea.
        
  
     Siphon gauge, a glass siphon tube, partly filled with
        mercury, -- used to indicate pressure, as of steam, or the
        degree of rarefaction produced in the receiver of an air
        pump or other vacuum; a manometer.
  
     Sliding gauge. (Mach.)
        (a) A templet or pattern for gauging the commonly accepted
            dimensions or shape of certain parts in general use,
            as screws, railway-car axles, etc.
        (b) A gauge used only for testing other similar gauges,
            and preserved as a reference, to detect wear of the
            working gauges.
        (c) (Railroads) See Note under Gauge, n., 5.
  
     Star gauge (Ordnance), an instrument for measuring the
        diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its
        length.
  
     Steam gauge, an instrument for measuring the pressure of
        steam, as in a boiler.
  
     Tide gauge, an instrument for determining the height of the
        tides.
  
     Vacuum gauge, a species of barometer for determining the
        relative elasticities of the vapor in the condenser of a
        steam engine and the air.
  
     Water gauge.
        (a) A contrivance for indicating the height of a water
            surface, as in a steam boiler; as by a gauge cock or
            glass.
        (b) The height of the water in the boiler.
  
     Wind gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the
        wind on any given surface; an anemometer.
  
     Wire gauge, a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or
        the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size.
        See under Wire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Automobile \Au"to*mo*bile`\, n. [F.]
     a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers,
     suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models
     of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially,
     possessing varied features such as a retractable roof (in a
     convertible), different braking systems, different
     propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four
     wheels but some have been built with three wheels.
     Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion
     engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or
     petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), and sometimes by steam
     engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor
     varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H.
     P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars.
     An automobile is commonly called a car or an auto, and
     generally in British usage, motor cars.
  
     Syn: car, auto, machine, motorcar.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Car \Car\, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a
     Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf.
     Chariot.]
     1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but
        two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
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     2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
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     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.
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     3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor,
        dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
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              The gilded car of day.                --Milton.
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              The towering car, the sable steeds.   --Tennyson.
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     4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great
        Bear, or the Dipper.
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              The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. --Dryden.
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     5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
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     6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to
        contain passengers, ballast, etc.
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     7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "car":
     Pullman, Pullman car, auto, autocar, automobile, baggage car, boat,
     boxcar, buggy, bus, caboose, carriage, chair car, coach, coupe,
     covered waggon, crate, day coach, diner, dinghy, dining car,
     drawing room, flat, flatcar, gondola, heap, jalopy, limousine,
     local, luggage van, machine, mail car, mail van, motor,
     motor vehicle, motorcar, motorized vehicle, palace car, parlor car,
     passenger car, phaeton, railway car, reefer, refrigerator car,
     roadster, roomette, runabout, sedan, sleeper, smoker, smoking car,
     station wagon, stockcar, tank, tender, touring, truck, tub, van,
     voiture, waggon, wheels, wreck
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CAR
         Central Access Routing (RND)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CAR
         Computer Aided Retrieval
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CAR
         Computer Assisted Radiology
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  CAR
         Contents of the Address Register (IBM, ELISP, CDR)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Contents of Address part of Register
  car
  
      (car) /kar/ The left-hand element of a Lisp cons
     cell.
  
     (2014-11-09)
  

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