Meaning of AUTOMOBILE in English

AUTOMOBILE

I. ˈȯ-tə-mō-ˌbēl, ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl, ˌȯ-tə-ˈmō-ˌbēl adjective

Etymology: French, from aut- + mobile

Date: 1883

: automotive

II. noun

Date: circa 1889

: a usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation

• automobile intransitive verb

• au·to·mo·bil·ist -ˈbē-list, -ˌbē- noun

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