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automobile

[aw-tuh-muh-beel, aw-tuh-muh-beel, aw-tuh-moh-beel, -buh l] /ˌɔ tə məˈbil, ˈɔ tə məˌbil, ˌɔ təˈmoʊ bil, -bəl/
noun
1.
a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.
See also hybrid (def 5b).
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to automobiles; automotive.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: literally, self-movable (vehicle). See auto-1, mobile
Related forms
automobilist
[aw-tuh-muh-bee-list, -moh-bi-list] /ˌɔ tə məˈbi lɪst, -ˈmoʊ bɪ lɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for automobilist

automobile

/ˈɔːtəməˌbiːl/
noun
1.
another word (esp US) for car (sense 1)
Derived Forms
automobilist (ˌɔːtəməˈbiːlɪst; -ˈməʊbɪlɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for automobilist
automobile
1883, in ref. to electric traction cars, from Fr. automobile (adj.), 1861, from Gk. autos "self" + Fr. mobile "moving," from L. mobilis "movable." Meaning "self-propelled motor vehicle" is from 1895, from Fr., short for véhicule automobile. The modern Gk. calls it autokineto "moved of itself." The Fr. word had competition in the early years from locomobile; in Eng. other early forms were motorcar and autocar.
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