What does automobile mean?

Definitions for automobile
ˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbilau·to·mo·bile

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word automobile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. automobile(verb)

    travel in an automobile

GCIDE

  1. Automobile(n.)

    a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers, suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially, possessing varied features such as a retractable roof (in a convertible), different braking systems, different propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four wheels but some have been built with three wheels. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), and sometimes by steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H. P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars. An automobile is commonly called a car or an auto, and generally in British usage, motor cars.

    Etymology: [F.]

Wiktionary

  1. automobile(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From automobile, from αὐτός + mobile, from mobilis.

  2. automobile(Verb)

    To travel by automobile.

    Etymology: From automobile, from αὐτός + mobile, from mobilis.

Freebase

  1. Automobile

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Automobile

    aw-to-mō′bil, adj. self-moving.—n. a motor-car. [Gr. autos, self, L. mobilis, mobile.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. AUTOMOBILE

    From Eng. _ought to_, and Lat. _moveo_, to move. A vehicle which ought to move, but frequently can't.

Editors Contribution

  1. automobile

    A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Automobiles are amazing to see, the difference in the style and shapes.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

How to pronounce automobile?

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How to say automobile in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of automobile in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of automobile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of automobile in a Sentence

  1. Bep Voskuijl:

    ‘Once, I spent the night in the secret annexe. To tell the truth, I was terribly scared. When I heard a branch creaking or an automobile riding along the canal I became frightened. I was grateful when the morning arrived and I could return to working. It’s only now that I understand what the Frank family went through, and they tension they must have had to live under.’

  2. Tong Weidong:

    Amendments to this air pollution law have strengthened pollution treatment from the source - from sources such as industrial policy, energy consumption and automobile pollution.

  3. Adam Kushner:

    This is not superfluous, nor a lazy architects idyll, i think it's as important as the automobile was in changing the design of cities or how the printing press altered communication.

  4. Harald Krueger:

    Many trends have intensified or accelerated dramatically. Above all, digitisation and the associated technical possibilities are set to change the automobile and its fundamental role in our society, based on this, we are currently conducting a comprehensive update of our strategy. At this stage it is still too early to go into further detail.

  5. Arthur Molella:

    [The smartphone] is an immensely enabling technology, and every technology has some sort of downside. Think of the automobile: You can reel off the pluses and minuses as well as I can.

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