Diagram for the list (42 69 613). The car of the first cons is 42, and the cdr points the next cons.



  • A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation.
  • A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal; a chariot.
  • An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  • an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  • A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  • A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  • The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  • The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  • The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  • A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  • The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
  • A floating perforated box for living fish.
  • A turn.
  • The first part of a cons in Lisp. The first element of a list.


  • Middle English carre, borrowed from Anglo-Norman carre, from Old Northern French (compare Old French char), from Latin carra, neuter plural of carrus, from Gaulish *karros, from Proto-Celtic *karros ("wagon").
  • Etymology unclear, but probably from Proto-Germanic *karzijanÄ… ("to turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- ("to bend, turn"). Compare cair, char, Dutch keren ("to turn"), German Kehre ("turn, bend").
  • Shakespeare had something of a fondness for verbalizing nouns, and sometimes even substantivizing verbs. However, anything other than a "turn" does not seem to make any sense within the broader context of the cited Sonnet.
  • . Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today.

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