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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
References in classic literature ?
Philander, who was sitting near the window, looked out as the car drew in sight, finally stopping beside the other automobiles.
We had not changed much from primitive man, despite the war automobiles that were sliding by.
There is no need to beware of baby-cabs and wheelbarrows; but automobiles are dangerous things.
Knows automobiles so he can lay down alongside of one and sleep or eat hay out of it.
His name is Dudley Pickering, and he made a fortune in automobiles.
There were no skyscrapers in 1876, no trolleys, no electric lights, no gasoline engines, no self-binders, no bicycles, no automobiles.
Some of them even owned automobiles and traveled with a retinue of trainers and servants.
To-day the best that a harassed Black Hawk merchant can hope for is to sell provisions and farm machinery and automobiles to the rich farms where that first crop of stalwart Bohemian and Scandinavian girls are now the mistresses.
She spoke of school, and of the automobile, and of how her head ached; but very soon her voice trailed into silence under the blessed influence of the little white pills she had swallowed.
The megaphone man raised his instrument of torture; the inside of the great automobile began to thump and throb like the heart of a coffee drinker.
His preoccupation was so great that an automobile, rounding a corner, missed him by inches as he crossed the road.
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.