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, motorcarverb

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

    "he needs a car to get to work"

  2. automobileverb

    travel in an automobile

GCIDE

  1. Automobilenoun

    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. automobilenoun

    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. automobileverb

    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  

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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. Takeshi Okuwaki:

    Manufacturers may slash output as the state of emergency will unavoidably hurt the economy, a shortage of chip supply will take time to fix, which will also weigh on Japan’s automobile production.

  2. Chip Limehouse:

    They'll be using U.S. parts and assembling the entire vehicle here in North Charleston, this will be a 100 percent American-made automobile.

  3. Does Toyota:

    Toyota takes the report published by the Swedish automobile magazine, Teknikens Vrld, on this emergency-avoidance test seriously and Toyota is currently in discussions with the publication to understand their test results in more detail.

  4. Tony Seba:

    One of the key findings in Rethinking Transportation is that the whole internal combustion engine automobile value chain will collapse within three years of the approval of autonomous vehicles, that is, if autonomous vehicles are approved in 2021, then new [internal combustion engine] vehicle sales are finished by 2024.

  5. Takeshi Okuwaki:

    A shortage of chip supply will take time to fix, which will also weigh on Japan’s automobile production.

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