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automobile

See also: Automobile

EnglishEdit

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An automobile.

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɔ.tə.mə.biːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔ.tə.moʊ.ˌbil/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧mo‧bile

NounEdit

automobile (plural automobiles)

  1. (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.
    • 2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, American Scientist: 
      Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word automobile usually implies a car with seating for perhaps four or five passengers.
  • A vehicle with more than six or seven seats is usually described as a limousine, minivan, van, SUV, bus, etc.

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automobile (third-person singular simple present automobiles, present participle automobiling, simple past and past participle automobiled)

  1. (dated) To travel by automobile.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

auto- +‎ mobile, as the vehicle is powered by an engine rather than pulled by horses.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.tɔ.mɔ.bil/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: automobiles
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧mo‧bile

AdjectiveEdit

automobile (masculine and feminine, plural automobiles)

  1. automotive

NounEdit

automobile f (plural automobiles)

  1. automobile
    L’automobile est un moyen de déplacement pratique à la campagne, mais cher et polluant.
    The automobile is a practical means of travel in the countryside, but it's expensive and polluting.

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ItalianEdit

Diversi tipi di automobile.

EtymologyEdit

auto- +‎ mobile

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /au.to.ˈmɔ.bi.le/, [au̯.t̪o.ˈmɔː.bi.le]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧mò‧bi‧le

NounEdit

automobile f (plural automobili)

  1. automobile

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