Automobile meaning

ôtə-mō-bēl, -mōbēl
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A self-propelled passenger vehicle that usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine, used for land transport.
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The definition of an automobile is a means of transportation that usually has wheels and an engine.

A car is an example of an automobile.

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A passenger vehicle, usually four-wheeled, propelled by an engine or motor that is part of it, esp. an internal-combustion engine, and meant for traveling on streets or roads; motorcar.
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(US, Canada) 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.
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Of or relating to automobiles; automotive.
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(dated) To travel by automobile.
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Origin of automobile

  • French Greek auto- auto- French mobile mobile (from Old French mobile)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, “self”) + French mobile (“moving”), from Latin mobilis (“movable”).

    From Wiktionary