Verb automobile Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(dated) To travel by automobile.

More definition:

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).

2.of or relating to automobiles; automotive.

1. another word (esp US) for car (sense 1) Derived Formsautomobilist (ˌɔːtəməˈbiːlɪst; -ˈməʊbɪlɪst) nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1883, in reference to electric traction cars, from French automobile (adj.), 1861, a hybrid from Greek autos "self" (see auto-) + French mobile "moving," from Latin mobilis "movable" (see mobile (adj.)).
"self-propelled motor vehicle," 1895, from French automobile, short for véhicule automobile (see automobile (adj.)). The modern Greek calls it autokineto "moved of itself." The French word had competition in the early years from locomobile; in English other early forms were motorcar and autocar.


He waited in the dark nearly twenty minutes before hearing an automobile approach.

If he tried to follow a moving automobile, he could sometimes attach himself, if the vehicle was slow or stopped, but the act was tenuous at best.

I was reaching for his hanging suit when I heard an automobile roll up the driveway.

"The wife wants you to give her a call," Hunter said, as he started up the automobile and turned on that miraculous inven­tion, the air conditioner.

Among Kenosha's manufactures are brass and iron beds (the Simmons Manufacturing Co.), mattresses, typewriters, leather and brass goods, wagons, and automobiles - the "Rambler" automobile being made at Kenosha by Thomas B.

Columbus is situated in a fine farming region, and has extensive tanneries, threshingmachine and traction and automobile engine works, structural iron works, tool and machine shops, canneries and furniture factories.

Among its manufactures are machine-shop products (the Wheeling & Lake Erie has shops here), iron and steel, pianos and automobile fittings.

Berlin is a flourishing manufacturing town, and contains a beet sugar refinery, automobile, leather, furniture, shirt and collar, felt, glove, button and rubber factories.

Other features of the place are the broad driveway (Atlantic Avenue) and an automobile boulevard.

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