EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self), metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

AdjectiveEdit

auto (not comparable)

  1. Clipping of automatic. (of a gearbox / transmission)
    It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. (chiefly attributively) An automobile.
    My brother is an auto mechanic.
  2. A setting for automatic operation.
    Put it on auto.
    Synonym: automatic
    Antonym: manual
  3. An automatic gearbox / transmission.
    A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.
  4. A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.
    It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
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VerbEdit

auto (third-person singular simple present autos, present participle autoing, simple past and past participle autoed)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To travel by automobile.
    • 1907, Automotive Industries (volume 16, page 711)
      The food was excellent and well served, and it recalled the Norman cities he had autoed to.
    • 1924, The Smith Alumnae Quarterly (volumes 16-17, page 318)
      Christmas Day we decided to spend in snow, in order to feel more at home, and so we autoed up 5000 ft. to Peira Cava and reveled in the winter sports, autoing back to the roses and “summer time” at nightfall.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of autorickshaw, from Hindi ऑटो रिक्शा (ŏṭo rikśā).

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. (India) An autorickshaw.
    ... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automobil.

NounEdit

auto inan

  1. automobile, car
    Synonym: kotxe

DeclensionEdit

Declension of auto (inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive auto autoa autoak
ergative autok autoak autoek
dative autori autoari autoei
genitive autoren autoaren autoen
comitative autorekin autoarekin autoekin
causative autorengatik autoarengatik autoengatik
benefactive autorentzat autoarentzat autoentzat
instrumental autoz autoaz autoez
insessive autotan autoan autoetan
locative autotako autoko autoetako
allative autotara autora autoetara
terminative autotaraino autoraino autoetaraino
directive autotarantz autorantz autoetarantz
destinative autotarako autorako autoetarako
ablative autotatik autotik autoetatik
partitive autorik
prolative autotzat

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automòbil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car; automobile

Further readingEdit


CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian auto, a clipping of automobile.

NounEdit

auto m

  1. (Luserna) car, automobile

ReferencesEdit


CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n

  1. car, automobile

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • auto in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French auto, from automobile. Equivalent to a shortened form of automobiel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯toː/, /ˈoːtoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to

NounEdit

auto m (plural auto's, diminutive autootje n)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonyms: automobiel, bak, kar, wagen, waggie

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: oto
  • Papiamentu: outo
  • Sranan Tongo: oto
  • West Frisian: auto

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto (genitive auto, partitive autot)

  1. car, automobile
  2. (at second or later mention) any motor vehicle, including trucks, vans, and fire engines.

DeclensionEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of automobiili, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯to/, [ˈɑu̯t̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑuto
  • Syllabification: au‧to

NounEdit

auto

  1. car, automobile

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of auto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative auto autot
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
illative autoon autoihin
singular plural
nominative auto autot
accusative nom. auto autot
gen. auton
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
inessive autossa autoissa
elative autosta autoista
illative autoon autoihin
adessive autolla autoilla
ablative autolta autoilta
allative autolle autoille
essive autona autoina
translative autoksi autoiksi
instructive autoin
abessive autotta autoitta
comitative autoineen
Possessive forms of auto (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person autoni automme
2nd person autosi autonne
3rd person autonsa

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SynonymsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automobile.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto f (plural autos)

  1. car
    Synonyms: automobile, voiture

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: օթո (ōtʿo)
  • Mauritian Creole: loto
  • Turkish: oto
  • Vietnamese: ô tô

AnagramsEdit


Inari SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Finnish auto.

NounEdit

auto

  1. car

InflectionEdit

Even inflection in -o[1]
singular plural
Nominative auto autoh
Accusative auto autoid
Genitive auto autoi
Illative auton autoid
Locative autost autoin
Comitative autoin autoiguin
Abessive autottáá autoittáá
Essive auton
Partitive autod

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit


InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: automobile

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaw.to/
  • Rhymes: -awto
  • Hyphenation: àu‧to

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of automobile.

NounEdit

auto f (invariable)

  1. Clipping of automobile: car
    Synonyms: automobile, macchina, vettura
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of autobus.

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

  1. (regional) Clipping of autobus: bus
    Synonym: autobus

Etymology 3Edit

From Spanish and Portuguese auto (literally act).

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

  1. (historical, uncountable) auto (genre of dramatic literature)
  2. (historical) an auto literary work
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • auto1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • auto2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

auto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of アウト

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

autō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of autus

LatvianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortened form of automašīna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)
    Synonyms: automašīna, mašīna

Etymology 2Edit

See aut.

ParticipleEdit

auto

  1. vocative singular masculine form of autais
  2. accusative singular masculine form of autais
  3. instrumental singular masculine form of autais
  4. genitive plural masculine form of autais
  5. vocative singular feminine form of autais
  6. accusative singular feminine form of autais
  7. instrumental singular feminine form of autais
  8. genitive plural feminine form of autais

NauruanEdit

NounEdit

auto

  1. car

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

auto m (feminine auta, m plural auti, f plural aute)

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  1. tall
  2. high (in position)

AdverbEdit

auto

  1. high

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Auto, from French auto, clipping of automobile.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n (diminutive autko or auteczko)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: samochód

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • auto in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaw.tu/, [ˈaʊ̯.tu]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin actus, perfect passive participle of agō (I make, I do), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (to lead). Doublet of ato/acto.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. a public deed or ceremony
    Synonyms: solenidade, cerimônia
  2. auto (a sub-genre of dramatic literature)
  3. (dated) act; deed
    Synonyms: feito, ato, ação
  4. act (record of an accomplishment)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of automóvel.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. automobile; car
    Synonyms: automóvel, carro, veículo
Related termsEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of Clipping of automòbīl.

NounEdit

àuto m (Cyrillic spelling а̀уто)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: kola

Note: In Serbia auto/ауто as neuter ("plavo auto" instead of "plavi auto") can occur, but it is substandard.

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n (genitive singular auta, nominative plural autá, genitive plural áut, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of automóvil, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Uruguay) car, automobile
    Synonyms: automóvil, (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean America, Colombia, Venezuela) carro, (Philippines, Central Mexico, Spain) coche
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin actus. Doublet of the borrowed acto.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (law, formal) order, writ, resolution

Further readingEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch auto, from French auto.

NounEdit

auto c (plural auto's)

  1. A car, an automobile.