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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  vehicle  adapted  to  the  rails  of  a  railroad.  [U.  S.] 
 
  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}. 
 
  3.  A  chariot  of  war  or  of  triumph;  a  vehicle  of  splendor, 
  dignity,  or  solemnity.  [Poetic]. 
 
  The  gilded  car  of  day  --Milton. 
 
  The  towering  car  the  sable  steeds.  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  (Astron.)  The  stars  also  called  Charles's  Wain,  the  Great 
  Bear,  or  the  Dipper. 
 
  The  Pleiads,  Hyads,  and  the  Northern  Car  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  The  cage  of  a  lift  or  elevator. 
 
  6.  The  basket,  box,  or  cage  suspended  from  a  balloon  to 
  contain  passengers,  ballast,  etc 
 
  7.  A  floating  perforated  box  for  living  fish.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauge  \Gauge\,  n.  [Written  also  gage.] 
  1.  A  measure;  a  standard  of  measure;  an  instrument  to 
  determine  dimensions,  distance,  or  capacity;  a  standard. 
 
  This  plate  must  be  a  gauge  to  file  your  worm  and 
  groove  to  equal  breadth  by  --Moxon. 
 
  There  is  not  in  our  hands  any  fixed  gauge  of  minds. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Measure;  dimensions;  estimate. 
 
  The  gauge  and  dimensions  of  misery,  depression,  and 
  contempt.  --Burke. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  The  distance  between  the  rails  of  a  railway. 
 
  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. 
 
  7.  (Plastering)  The  quantity  of  plaster  of  Paris  used  with 
  common  plaster  to  accelerate  its  setting. 
 
  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. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  car 
  n  1:  4-wheeled  motor  vehicle;  usually  propelled  by  an  internal 
  combustion  engine;  "he  needs  a  car  to  get  to  work"  [syn: 
  {auto},  {automobile},  {machine},  {motorcar}] 
  2:  a  wheeled  vehicle  adapted  to  the  rails  of  railroad;  "three 
  cars  had  jumped  the  rails"  [syn:  {railcar},  {railway  car}, 
  {railroad  car}] 
  3:  car  suspended  from  an  airship  and  carrying  personnel  and 
  cargo  and  power  plant  [syn:  {gondola}] 
  4:  where  passengers  ride  up  and  down  "the  car  was  on  the  top 
  floor"  [syn:  {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}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAR 
  Central  Access  Routing  (RND) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAR 
  Computer  Assisted  Radiology 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAR 
  Computer  Aided  Retrieval 
 
 




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