Definitions for automobileˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbil
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
au•to•mo•bileˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbil(n.)
a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.
Ref: automotive .
Origin of automobile:
1865–70; < F: lit., self-movable (vehicle)
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar(verb)
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
"he needs a car to get to work"
travel in an automobile
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
automobile(noun)ˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbil
A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.
To travel by automobile.
Origin: From automobile, from αὐτός + mobile, from mobilis.
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. The year 1886 is regarded the year of birth of the modern automobile - with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, by German inventor Carl Benz. Motorized wagons soon replaced animal-drafted carriages, especially after automobiles became affordable for many people when the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908. The term motorcar has formerly also been used in the context of electrified rail systems to denote a car which functions as a small locomotive but also provides space for passengers and baggage. These locomotive cars were often used on suburban routes by both interurban and intercity railroad systems. It was estimated in 2010 that the number of automobiles had risen to over 1 billion vehicles, up from the 500 million of 1986. The numbers are increasing rapidly, especially in China, India and other NICs.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng. _ought to_, and Lat. _moveo_, to move. A vehicle which ought to move, but frequently can't.
Translations for automobile
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- automóvelPortuguese (BR)
- das AutoGerman
- bil; automobilDanish
- bil, kjøretøyNorwegian
- پخپل سره حرکت کوونکیPashto
- 汽車Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک موٹر کارUrdu
- xeô tôVietnamese
- 汽车Chinese (Simp.)
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