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au·to·mo·bile

 (ô′tə-mō-bēl′, -mō′bēl′)
n.
A self-propelled passenger vehicle that usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine, used for land transport. Also called motorcar.
adj.
Of or relating to automobiles; automotive.

[French : Greek auto-, auto- + French mobile, mobile (from Old French; see mobile).]

au′to·mo·bil′ist n.

automobile

(ˈɔːtəməˌbiːl)
n
(Automotive Engineering) another word (esp US) for car1
automobilist n

au•to•mo•bile

(ˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbil)

n.
1. a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.
adj.
[1865–70; < French: literally, self-movable (vehicle)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.automobile - a motor vehicle with four wheelsautomobile - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
renting, rental - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
air bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
automobile engine - the engine that propels an automobile
automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter, horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
fender, buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
jalopy, heap, bus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
taxi, taxicab, cab, hack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
car door - the door of a car
car mirror - a mirror that the driver of a car can use
car seat - a seat in a car
car window - a window in a car
compact car, compact - a small and economical car
convertible - a car that has top that can be folded or removed
coupe - a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
electric, electric automobile, electric car - a car that is powered by electricity
fender, wing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"
first gear, low gear, low, first - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
floorboard - the floor of an automobile
gas guzzler - a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
gasoline engine, petrol engine - an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
hatchback - a car having a hatchback door
high gear, high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
horseless carriage - an early term for an automobile; "when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"
hot rod, hot-rod - a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
jeep, landrover - a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
limo, limousine - large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
loaner - a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk - compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"
minicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
minivan - a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
Model T - the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Verb1.automobile - travel in an automobileautomobile - travel in an automobile    
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

automobile

noun (U.S.) car, machine, motor, vehicle, wheels (informal), auto (U.S.), jalopy (informal), motorcar He seems to have bought up half America's automobile production.
Translations
سَيّارَه
автомобил
automobil
automobilbil
autoautomobiilihenkilöauto
automobil
autó
bifreiî
automobilis
automašīna
automobil
avtomobil

automobile

[ˈɔːtəməbiːl] (US)
A. Ncoche m, automóvil m, carro m (LAm)
B. CPD automobile industry Nindustria f del automóvil

automobile

[ˈɔːtəməbiːl] n (US)automobile f

automobile

nAuto(mobil) nt, → Kraftwagen m (form)

automobile

[ˈɔːtəməˌbiːl] n (Am) → automobile f

automobile

(ˈoːtəməbiːl) , ((American) o:təməˈbi:l) noun
(American. abbreviation ˈauto (ˈoːtou) – plural ˈautos) a motor-car.

automobile

n. automóvil, carro, Cuba máquina, Spain coche.

automobile

n automóvil m, coche m, carro
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The professor seemed to shrink back in his chair, collapsing like an automobile tire when the air is let out.
The chief clerk and two bank messengers were waiting by the automobile with written calls for help from the office.
When the interpreter had translated this, the judge, whose calendar was crowded, and whose automobile was ordered for a certain hour, interrupted with the remark: "Oh, I see.
This system may have cost from twenty to fifty millions, yet it may be hired for one-eighth the cost of renting an automobile.
His preoccupation was so great that an automobile, rounding a corner, missed him by inches as he crossed the road.
They were sitting in the little, stuffy parlor when the distant chugging of an approaching automobile caught their attention.
Such sounds affected Tarzan as the tooting of an automobile horn may affect you--if you are in front of the automobile it warns you out of the way, if you are not in front of it you scarcely notice it.
He went further, and in a private talk with Hermann told him to keep his eyes open for an automobile agency and garage, for there was no reason that he should not be able to run both establishments successfully.
An automobile, darting out from a cross-street, caused the driver of the wagon to pull in abruptly and apply the brake.
You could love the Tin Woodman because he had a fine nature, kindly and simple; but the machine man you could only admire without loving, since to love such a thing as he was as impossible as to love a sewing-machine or an automobile.
But there were many police and watchmen in evidence, and now and again automobile patrols of the Mercenaries slipped swiftly past.
He jumped into the automobile and was soon on his way back.

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