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automobile

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noun au·to·mo·bile \ˈȯ-tə-mō-ˌbēl, ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl, ˌȯ-tə-ˈmō-ˌbēl\

Definition of automobile

  1. :  a usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation

automobile

intransitive verb

automobilist

\-ˈbē-list, -ˌbē-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of automobile

see 2automobile


First Known Use: 1881

Other Automotive Terms


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automobile

adjective au·to·mo·bile

Definition of automobile

Examples of automobile in a Sentence

  1. He drives an expensive automobile.

  2. browsed the classified ads for used automobiles for sale

Origin and Etymology of automobile

French, from aut- + mobile


First Known Use: 1876

Other Automotive Terms


AUTOMOBILE Defined for English Language Learners

automobile

noun

Definition of automobile for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle used for carrying passengers on streets and roads


AUTOMOBILE Defined for Kids

automobile

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noun au·to·mo·bile \ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl, ˈȯ-tə-mō-ˌbēl\

Definition of automobile for Students

  1. :  a usually four-wheeled vehicle that runs on its own power and is designed to carry passengers



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