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automobile Explained

automobile at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


automobile at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1883, in ref. to electric traction cars, from Fr. automobile (adj.), 1861, from Gk. auto- "self" + Fr. mobile "moving," from L. mobilis "movable." Meaning "self-propelled motor vehicle" is from 1895. The modern Gk. calls it autokineto "moved of itself." Automaker "manufacturer of automobiles" is from 1947. ///

automobile at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] fog lamp, headlight, indicator, mirror// [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: auto- + mobile]// AmE a car// --the automobile industry//

automobile at French => English Of Explained:

automobile, car, motor car, motor-car

automobile at Italian => English Of Explained:


automobile at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation, commonly propelled by an internal combustion engine using a volatile fuel. The modern automobile consists of about 14,000 parts, divided into several structural and mechanical systems. These include the steel body, containing the passenger and storage space, which sits on the chassis or steel frame; the internal combustion gasoline engine, which powers the car by means of a transmission; the steering and braking systems, which control the car's motion; and the electrical system, which includes a battery, alternator, and other devices. Subsystems involve fuel, exhaust, lubrication, cooling, suspension, and tires. Though experimental vehicles were built in the 18th and mid-19th cent., not until the 1880s did G. Daimler and C. Benz in Germany begin separately to manufacture cars commercially. In the U.S., James and William Packard (1863-1928, 1861-1923) and Ransom Olds (1864-1950) were among the first auto manufacturers, and by 1898 there were 50 U.S. manufacturers. Some early cars operated by steam engine, such as those made from c.1902 by F. and F. Stanley. The internal combustion engine was used by H. Ford when he introduced the Model T in 1908; Ford would soon revolutionize the industry with his use of the assembly line. In the 1930s European manufacturers began to make small, affordable cars such as the Volkswagen. In the 1950s and '60s, U.S. automakers produced larger, more luxurious cars with more automatic features. In the 1970s and '80s Japanese manufacturers exported their small, reliable, fuel-efficient cars worldwide, and their increasing popularity spurred U.S. automakers to produce similar models. See also axle, brake, bus, carburetor, electric automobile, fuel injection, motorcycle, truck.

automobile at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "automobile":
PCV valve, accelerator, alternator, ambulance, ammeter,
armored car, auto, autocar, beach buggy, bearings, berlin, boat,
bonnet, boot, brake, brougham, bucket seat, buggy, bumper, bus,
cabriolet, camper, camshaft, car, carburetor, carryall, chassis,
choke, clutch, coach, combat car, command car, connecting rod,
convertible, convertible coupe, convertible sedan, convertible top,
coupe, cowl, crank, crankcase, crankshaft, crate, cutout, cylinder,
cylinder head, dash, dashboard, differential, distributor,
double fueler, dragster, exhaust, exhaust pipe, fan, fastback,
fender, fire engine, flywheel, fueler, gear, gearbox, gearshift,
generator, gocart, golf cart, headlight, headrest, heap, hearse,
hood, horn, hot rod, hovercar, ignition, intake, jalopy, jeep,
landau, limousine, machine, manifold, motor, motor vehicle,
motorcar, motorized vehicle, muffler, parking light, phaeton,
piston, power brakes, power steering, race car, racer, racing car,
radiator, rail, rear-view mirror, roadster, rocket car, runabout,
saloon, seat belt, sedan, sedan limousine, shock absorber,
spark plug, speedometer, sports car, springs, staff car, starter,
station wagon, steamer, steering wheel, top, torpedo, tourer,
touring coupe, tractor, transmission, tub, two-seater, universal,
valve, voiture, wheels, windscreen, windshield, wreck, wrecker

automobile at Croatian => English Of Explained:


automobile at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Automobile at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Automobile \Au`to*mo"bile\, n. [F.]
An automobile vehicle or mechanism; esp., a self-propelled
vehicle suitable for use on a street or roadway. Automobiles
are usually propelled by internal combustion engines (using
volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol,
naphtha, etc.), steam engines, or electric motors. The power
of the driving motor varies from about 4 to 50 H. P. for
ordinary vehicles, ranging from the run-about to the touring
car, up to as high as 200 H. P. for specially built racing
cars. Automobiles are also commonly, and generally in British
usage, called {motor cars}.

automobile at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : travel in an automobile

n : 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal
combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work" [syn:
{car}, {auto}, {machine}, {motorcar}]

automobile at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Automobile


Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Citroen C3 silver.jpg|thumb|250px|right|An automobile.


From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » automobile|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » αὐτός|sc=polytonic|tr=autós||self + Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » mobile|lang=fr||moving, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » mobilis|lang=la||movable.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈɔ.tə.mə.bɪil/|lang=en, Inter: X-SAMPA » /'O.t@.m@.bIil/|lang=en
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈɔ.tə.moʊ.ˌbɪil/|lang=en, Inter: X-SAMPA » /'O.t@.moU."bIil/|lang=en
  • Inter: audio » En-us-automobile.ogg|Audio (US, California)
  • Inter: hyphenation » au|to|mo|bile|lang=en


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: 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.

    Usage notes

    * 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.


    * Inter: sense » passenger vehicle auto, car, Inter: qualifier » British motor, Inter: qualifier » British motorcar
  • See also Category: Wikisaurus:automobile -

    Coordinate terms

    * truck, van, bus, SUV, minivan, station wagon, sedan, coupe, convertible, sports car, racecar; wagon, cart, trailer, tractor; airplane, boat, ship

    Related terms

    * automatic
  • automotive


    Inter: trans-top » passenger vehicle
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|automobil
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|سيارة|f|tr=sayyaara
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեքենա|tr=mek'ena, Inter: t- » hy|ավտոմեքենա|tr=avtomek'ena, Inter: t- » hy|ավտո|tr=avto, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t- » hy|մաշնա|tr=mašna
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|automobil
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|গাড়ি|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|বাহন|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|স্বতশ্চলশকট্‌|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|автомобил|m|tr=avtomobíl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|automòbil|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Dungan: Inter: tø » dng|машинэ|sc=Cyrl
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|汽車|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|汽车|tr=qìchē|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|車|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|车|tr=chē|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|avtomobil
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|automobil|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|aŭtomobilo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|auto, Inter: t+ » fi|automobiili, Inter: t+ » fi|henkilöauto
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|voiture|f, Inter: t+ » fr|auto|f, Inter: t+ » fr|automobile|m, Inter: t+ » fr|char|m Inter: qualifier » Canada
  • Georgian: Inter: t+ » ka|ავტომობილი|m|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Automobil|n, Inter: t+ » de|Auto|n, Inter: t+ » de|Kraftfahrzeug|n, Inter: t- » de|Personenwagen|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kraftwagen|m, Inter: t+ » de|Personenkraftwagen|m, Inter: t+ » de|PKW|m, Inter: t+ » de|Pkw|m, Inter: t+ » de|Wagen|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αυτοκίνητο|tr=aftokínito
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מכונית|f|tr=mekhonyt

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|automobile, Inter: t- » ia|auto
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|automobile, Inter: t+ » it|auto, Inter: t+ » it|macchina, Inter: t+ » it|vettura
    • Japanese: 自動車 (じどうしゃ, jidōsha), Inter: t- » ja|乗用車|tr=jōyōsha, Inter: t- » ja|四輪車|tr=yonrinsha, Inter: t+ » ja|車|tr=kuruma
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|ئوتوموبیل|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: tø » ckb|ترومبێل|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: tø » ckb|سه‌یاره‌|sc=ku-Arab
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|автомобил|m|tr=avtomobíl
    • Maltese: Inter: t+ » mt|karozza, Inter: t- » mt|vettura
    • Nahuatl: Inter: t+ » nah|tepozmalacatl, Inter: t- » nah|teposkalnejnenki
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chidí
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|خودرو|tr=xodrow|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|samochód
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|automóvel|m, Inter: t+ » pt|carro|m, Inter: t+ » pt|veículo|m, Inter: t+ » pt|auto|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|automobil
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|автомобиль|m|tr=avtomobíl’, Inter: t+ » ru|машина|f|tr=mašína Inter: qualifier » informal, Inter: t+ » ru|тачка|f|tr=táčka Inter: qualifier » slang
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|аутомобил|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|automobil|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|automóvil|m, Inter: t+ » es|carro|m, Inter: t+ » es|coche|f, Inter: t+ » es|auto|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bil|c
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|รถยนต์|tr=rótyon|sc=Thai
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|motoravab, Inter: t- » vo|tood

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » automobiles|automobiling|automobiled|automobiled
  • Inter: date » d To travel by automobile.

  • Category: Category:en:Automobiles -
    Category: Category:en:Vehicles -



    Inter: prefix » auto|mobile|lang=fr, as the vehicle is powered by an engine rather than pulled by horses.


    * Inter: IPA » /ɔ.tɔ.mɔ.bil/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /O.tO.mO.bil/|lang=fr
    • Inter: audio » Fr-automobile.ogg|Audio (France, Paris)
    • Inter: homophones » automobiles|lang=fr
    • Inter: hyphenation » au|to|mo|bile|lang=fr


      Inter: fr-adj-m » f

  • automotive


    Inter: fr-noun » f

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


      * Inter: qualifier » informal auto

  • Inter: qualifier » France, informal bagnole
  • Inter: qualifier » France, informal caisse
  • Inter: qualifier » Quebec char
  • Inter: qualifier » France, informal tire
  • voiture

    Derived terms

    * automobilisable
  • automobilisme
  • automobiliste


    * German: Inter: l » de|Automobil

  • Category: Category:fr:Vehicles -


    Category: Image - :Auto.gif|thumb|300px|right|Diversi tipi di automobile.


    Inter: prefix » auto|mobile|lang=it


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈmɔ.bi.le/|au̯.t̪o.ˈmɔː.bi.le|lang=it, Inter: X-SAMPA » /'|[au_^.t_do.']|lang=it
    • Inter: audio » It-un'automobile.ogg|Audio
    • Inter: hyphenation » au|to|mò|bi|le|lang=it


      Inter: it-noun » automobil|f|e|i

  • automobile


    * auto
  • macchina
  • vettura

  • Category: Category:it:Vehicles -
    Category: zh-min-nan:automobile -
    Translation: de » automobile
    Translation: et » automobile
    Translation: el » automobile
    Translation: eo » automobile
    Translation: fa » automobile
    Translation: fr » automobile
    Translation: fy » automobile
    Translation: gl » automobile
    Translation: ko » automobile
    Translation: hy » automobile
    Translation: io » automobile
    Translation: it » automobile
    Translation: kn » automobile
    Translation: kk » automobile
    Translation: ku » automobile
    Translation: lo » automobile
    Translation: lt » automobile
    Translation: li » automobile
    Translation: hu » automobile
    Translation: mg » automobile
    Translation: ml » automobile
    Translation: my » automobile
    Category: nah:automobile -
    Translation: fj » automobile
    Translation: nl » automobile
    Translation: ja » automobile
    Translation: no » automobile
    Translation: pl » automobile
    Translation: pt » automobile
    Translation: ru » automobile
    Category: simple:automobile -
    Translation: fi » automobile
    Translation: sv » automobile
    Translation: ta » automobile
    Translation: tt » automobile
    Translation: th » automobile
    Translation: tr » automobile
    Translation: vi » automobile
    Translation: zh » automobile

    Automobile at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » automobile



    * Inter: IPA » /aʊ̯tomoˈbiːlə/|lang=de
  • Inter: audio » De-Automobile.ogg|audio (Germany)
  • Inter: audio » De-at-Automobile.ogg|Audio (Austria)


    Automobile {{n}}

  • Inter: plural of » Automobil|lang=de

  • Translation: de » Automobile
    Translation: et » Automobile
    Translation: ku » Automobile
    Translation: mg » Automobile
    Category: nah:Automobile -
    Translation: ja » Automobile
    Translation: sv » Automobile
    Translation: zh » Automobile