Definitions for AUTOˈɔ toʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•toˈɔ toʊ(n.)(pl.)-tos.

  1. an automobile.

Origin of auto:

1895–1900, Amer.


  1. a combining form meaning “self,”“same,”: autograph. Also, esp. before a vowel,aut-.

    Category: Affix

Origin of auto-:

< Gk, comb. form of autós self


  1. a combining form representing automobile :


    Category: Affix


  1. a combining form representing automatic :


    Category: Affix


  1. automatic.

  2. automobile.

  3. automotive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar(noun)

    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

    "he needs a car to get to work"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. auto(adjective)ˈɔ toʊ

    relating to cars

    the auto industry; auto parts


  1. auto(Noun)

    An automobile.

  2. auto(Noun)

    A setting for automatic operation.

  3. auto(Noun)

    A writ

  4. Origin: From αὐτός, metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

Translations for AUTO

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(Americanˌautomoˈbile ) a (usually privately-owned) motor vehicle on wheels for carrying people

What kind of car do you have?; `Did you go by car?'

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