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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. 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.
  3. A writ.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
AntonymsEdit
  • (setting for automatic operation): manual
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of autorickshaw, from Hindi ऑटो रिक्शा (oṭo 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.

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AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

NounEdit

auto

  1. automobile, car

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automòbil.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car; automobile

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n

  1. car, automobile

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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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]
  • Hyphenation: 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

Derived termsEdit

CompoundsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automobile.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto f (plural autos)

  1. car

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Inari SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

auto f (invariable)

  1. car

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

auto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of アウト

LatinEdit

LatvianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortened form of automašīna.

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

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

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

Via French or German from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n (plural auta)

  1. car

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. a public deed or ceremony
  2. auto (a sub-genre of dramatic literature)
  3. (dated) act; deed
  4. act (record of something done)
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviated from automóvel.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. automobile; car
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of automòbīl.

NounEdit

àuto m (Cyrillic spelling а̀уто)

  1. car, automobile

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

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

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 korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin actus. Doublet of the borrowed acto.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

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