Car vs Fork - What's the difference?

car | fork |

As nouns the difference between car and fork

is that car is friend while fork is a pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.

As verbs the difference between car and fork

is that car is (lb) while fork is to divide into two or more branches.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m) (from .


(en noun)
  • (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal.
  • A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation; a motorcar or automobile.
  • She drove her car to the mall.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars : […] .}}
  • (rail transport, chiefly, North America) An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  • The conductor coupled the cars to the locomotive.
  • (rail transport) an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  • The 11:10 to London was operated by a 4-car diesel multiple unit
  • (rail transport) A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  • From the front-most car of the subway, he filmed the progress through the tunnel.
  • A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  • We ordered five hundred cars of gypsum.
  • The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  • Fix the car of the express elevator - the door is sticking.
  • The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  • The most exciting part of riding a Ferris wheel is when your car goes over the top.
  • The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  • * {{quote-book, 1850, , 3= A System of Aeronautics, page=152
  • , passage=Everything being apparently in readiness now, I stepped into the car of the balloon,
  • (sailing) A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  • * {{quote-book, 1995, Ken Textor, The New Book of Sail Trim, page=201 citation
  • , passage=On boats 25 feet or more, it is best to mount a mast car and track on the front of the mast so you can adjust the height of the pole above the deck }}
  • (uncountable, US) The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
  • Buy now! You can get more car for your money.
  • (US) A floating perforated box for living fish.
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    * (private vehicle that moves independently) auto, motorcar, vehicle; automobile (US), motor (British colloquial), carriage (obsolete) * (non-powered part of a train) railcar, wagon * (unit of quantity) carload, wagonload * (passenger-carrying light rail unit) carriage * (part of an airship) gondola, basket (balloons only) * See also
    Derived terms
    * * * * * , (l) * (l) * * * * * * , (l) * * (l) * * *

    See also

    * bus * truck * van

    Etymology 2

    Acronym of c'''ontents]] of the '''a'''ddress part of [[register, '''r egister number . Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today.


    (en noun)
  • (computing) The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list
  • * Matt Kaufmann, Panagiotis Manolios, and J Strother Moore, Computer-aided reasoning: an approach , 2000 :
  • The elements of a list are the successive cars''' along the "cdr chain." That is, the elements are the '''car''', the '''car''' of the cdr, the '''car of the cdr of the cdr, etc.
    Derived terms
    * *


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    (en noun)
  • A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  • (obsolete) A gallows.
  • (Bishop Joseph Butler)
  • A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  • A tuning fork.
  • An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  • * When you come to a fork in the road, take it -
  • One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  • * Addison
  • a thunderbolt with three forks .
  • A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions.
  • (geography) Used in the names of some river tributaries, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana
  • (figuratively) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths.
  • (chess) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  • (computer science) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program.
  • (computer science) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects.
  • (British) Crotch.
  • (colloquial) A forklift.
  • * Are you qualified to drive a fork?
  • The individual blades of a forklift.
  • In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance.
  • Derived terms

    * chork * digging fork * fork in the road * pitchfork * spork * tuning fork


    (en verb)
  • To divide into two or more branches.
  • A road, a tree, or a stream forks .
  • To move with a fork (as hay or food).
  • * Prof. Wilson
  • forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart
  • (computer science) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process.
  • (computer science) To split a (software) project into several projects.
  • (computer science) To split a (software) distributed version control repository
  • (British) To kick someone in the crotch.
  • To shoot into blades, as corn does.
  • * Mortimer
  • The corn beginneth to fork .

    Derived terms

    * fork bomb * fork off * fork out * fork over

    See also

    * knife * spoon 1000 English basic words ----