Definition of automobile in English:


Line breaks: auto|mo¦bile
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəməbiːl


chiefly North American
  • A car.
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    • He has been writing about automobiles and the auto industry for nearly 30 years.
    • This forced the U.S auto industry to redesign and overhaul their automobiles.
    • On the plus side, the dearth of automobiles means there are no traffic jams.


late 19th century: from French, from auto- 'self' + mobile 'mobile'.

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