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What is the difference between car and train?

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As nouns the difference between car and train

is that car is a wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal while train is elongated portion.

As a proper noun Car

is the most widespread of the Nicobarese languages spoken in the Nicobar Islands of India (ISO 839-3 code "caq").

As an initialism CAR

is central African Republic.

As a verb train is

to practice an ability.



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.
  • Image:TOYOTA FCHV 01.jpg, A hydrogen-powered car . Image:Train wagons 0834.jpg, Freight cars . Image:RandenTrain.jpg, A self-propelled passenger car . Image:Ferris wheel - melbourne show 2005.jpg, Ferris wheel cars . Image:Traveller (sailing).jpg, Car on a sailboat. Image:ZeppelinLZ127b.jpg, Car of a Zeppelin. Image:240 Sparks Elevators.jpg, Elevator cars .
    * (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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    (wikipedia train)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . The verb was derived from the noun in Middle English.


    (en noun)
  • Elongated portion.
  • # The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground.
  • #* 1817 , (Jane Austen), Northanger Abbey :
  • They called each other by their Christian name, were always arm in arm when they walked, pinned up each other's train for the dance, and were not to be divided in the set [...].
  • #*
  • #* 2011 , Imogen Fox, The Guardian , 20 Apr 2011:
  • Lace sleeves, a demure neckline, a full skirt and a relatively modest train .
  • # A trail or line (of) something, especially gunpowder.
  • #* 1873 , (Charlotte Mary Yonge), Aunt Charlotte's Stories of English History for the little ones :
  • A party was sent to search, and there they found all the powder ready prepared, and, moreover, a man with a lantern, one Guy Fawkes, who had undertaken to be the one to set fire to the train of gunpowder, hoping to escape before the explosion.
  • #
  • Connected sequence of people or things.
  • # A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers.
  • #* 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
  • Sir, I invite your Highness and your train  / To my poor cell, where you shall take your rest /For this one night
  • #* 2009 , (Anne Easter Smith), The King's Grace :
  • Grace was glad the citizenry did not know Katherine Gordon was in the king's train , but she was beginning to understand Henry's motive for including the pretender's wife.
  • # A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession.
  • # A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure (of) something.
  • #* 1872 , (Charles Darwin), The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals :
  • A man may be absorbed in the deepest thought, and his brow will remain smooth until he encounters some obstacle in his train of reasoning, or is interrupted by some disturbance, and then a frown passes like a shadow over his brow.
  • #* 2012 , Rory Carroll, The Guardian , 18 Jun 2012:
  • "Where was I?" he asked several times during the lunch, losing his train of thought.
  • # (military) The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege.
  • # A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence.
  • # A series of electrical pulses.
  • # A series (of) specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together.
  • # A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine.
  • #* 2009 , (Hanif Kureishi), The Guardian , 24 Jan 2009:
  • This winter we thought we'd go to Venice by train , for the adventure.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • # A long, heavy sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
  • # (sex, slang) An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a woman or bottom, especially as a form of gang rape.
  • #* 1988 , X Motion Picture and Center for New Art Activities (New York, N.Y.), Bomb: Issues 26-29 , link
  • Then Swooney agreed, "Yeah, let's run a train up the fat cunt."
  • #* 2005 , Violet Blue, Best Women's Erotica 2006: Volume 2001 , link
  • “You want us to run a train on you?”
  • #* 2010 , Diesel King, A Good Time in the Hood , page 12
  • We eventually began to decide that with the endless supply of men we had there was no need to only run trains , or gangbang, the insatiables.
  • Derived terms
    * ammunition train * baggage train * freight train * goods train * it's not the whistle that pulls the train * mail train * pack train * railroad train * railway train * road train * steam train * supply train * trainiac * trainmaster * train track * vactrain * wagon train
    * Irish: (l) * Welsh:


    (en verb)
  • To practice an ability.
  • To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline.
  • * Dryden
  • The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.}}
  • To improve one's fitness.
  • To proceed in sequence.
  • To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
  • (horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
  • * Jeffrey
  • He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left.
  • (mining) To trace (a lode or any mineral appearance) to its head.
  • (video games) To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game).
  • * 2000 , "Sensei David O.E. Mohr - Lord Ronin from Q-Link", WTB:"The Last V-8" C128 game -name correction'' (on newsgroup ''comp.sys.cbm )
  • I got a twix on the 128 version being fixed and trained by Mad Max at M2K BBS 208-587-7636 in Mountain Home Idaho. He fixes many games and puts them on his board. One of my sources for games and utils.
  • (obsolete) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  • * Milton
  • In hollow cube / Training his devilish enginery.
  • (obsolete) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If but a dozen French / Were there in arms, they would be as a call / To train ten thousand English to their side.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
  • * Ford
  • This feast, I'll gage my life, / Is but a plot to train you to your ruin.
    Derived terms
    * trainer * training * weight-train * weight training

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) traine, (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Treachery; deceit.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.3:
  • In the meane time, through that false Ladies traine / He was surprisd, and buried under beare, / Ne ever to his worke returnd againe [...].
  • (obsolete) A trick or stratagem.
  • (obsolete) A trap for animals; a snare.
  • (obsolete) A lure; a decoy.