• (British) IPA: /ˈɔ.tə.mə.biːl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔ.tə.moʊ.ˌbil/

automobile (plural automobiles)

  1. (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.
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automobile (automobiles, present participle automobiling; past and past participle automobiled)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To travel by automobile.

automobile (not comparable)

  1. Self-moving; self-propelled.
    • As early as 1898 I proposed to representatives of a large manufacturing concern the construction and public exhibition of an automobile carriage which, left to itself, would perform a great variety of operations involving something akin to judgment.

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