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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Killed last year in an automobile accident.
▪ After an automobile accident, Sayegh, had the red truck repainted.
▪ Case No. 8: 40 year-old woman sustained crushing compound fracture of two fingers in an automobile accident.
▪ Her neck was broken in an automobile accident 13 years ago.
▪ This young guy has an automobile accident - they take him to hospital - his wife breaks down and cries.
▪ Von Halem is recovering from an automobile accident.
▪ The international automobile industry is a typical case where shortening the product development lead time is recognized as a valuable competitive weapon.
▪ I spent 50 years in the automobile industry.
▪ And in the 1960s the Government gave a tax holiday, which lasted 14 years, to the struggling automobile industry.
▪ For example, how are we to identify the automobile industry?
▪ In the automobile industry, then, current methods contradict traditional wisdom.
▪ The technology of the automobile industry is also, of course, much further advanced than a technology of behavior.
▪ Global competition in the automobile industry has been driving out many of the smaller firms.
▪ Its acreage expanded quickly as a response to demand fuelled by the emergence of the automobile industry.
▪ In another of our cases, a large automobile manufacturer encountered a simple gas-tank problem different from that of the Ford Pinto.
▪ Detroit automobile manufacturers were once famous for doing every-thing themselves.
▪ Although, she thought, as she glanced at him, in truth she'd expected something other than this staid automobile.
▪ He also had started his own business on the side, building model automobiles for slot-car racing.
▪ He treated his automobiles almost as tenderly as he did his wife and three daughters.
▪ Now the automobile has become commonplace.
▪ Personal finances are also determined by the almighty automobile.
▪ The big automobile companies, for example, are moving to work very closely with fewer suppliers.
▪ Vintage automobiles, horsedrawn street cars and traditional marching bands pass alongside quaint old stores and cafes where ragtime music is played.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

auto \au"to\, n. [Gr. ? self.] An abbreviation of automobile.

Syn: car, automobile, machine, motorcar


automobile \automobile\ v. i. 1. to travel in an automobile.

Syn: motor.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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. An electrical car was an electromobile (1899).


n. (context US Canada English) 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. vb. (context dated English) To travel by automobile.


v. travel in an automobile


n. 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work" [syn: car, auto, machine, motorcar]

Automobile (disambiguation)

An automobile or car is a kind of wheeled motor vehicle. Automobile may also refer to:

  • Automobile (magazine), a modern magazine started in 1986
  • Automobile, a defunct automobile magazine started in 1899 and continuing into 1907
Automobile (magazine)

Automobile is an American automobile magazine published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network. A group of former employees of Car and Driver led by David E. Davis founded Automobile in 1986 with support from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation – using the credo No Boring Cars. Automobile distinguishes itself as more of a lifestyle magazine than the other automotive publications, an editorial theme that Davis greatly expanded upon from his tenure as the editor of Car and Driver, though it is a sister publication to Motor Trend.

Unlike most other automobile magazines, Automobile does not often do instrumented tests of cars or provide much technical data. Instead, the reviews of vehicles are subjective experiential reports with the cars in their naturally intended, real world environment. Additionally, Automobile reserves a good portion of each issue covering vehicles no longer in production, but still relevant to collectors or automotive history as a whole. For example, the magazine includes features such as "Collectable Classic," an in-depth review of a particular older car, and reports from recent classic and antique car auctions. Automobile also has a regular column by former General Motors designer Robert Cumberford, who analyzes styling elements of current production models and show cars, often linking their design to those of older cars.

For its first 25 years, Automobile was headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the building of the former The Pretzel Bell, a college dive bar.

In May 2014, Automobile relocated from Ann Arbor to Los Angeles and cut staff significantly, including longtime editor-in-chief Jean Jennings, who had helped David E. Davis found the magazine. Jennings remains editor-in-chief of the website

There is no relationship between Automobile and the similarly titled French publication L’Automobile Magazine, which was founded in 1946 and is published by Motor Presse France.

Usage examples of "automobile".

Priizily because people in the market for an automobile rely upon an Mmnment that contains a lot of automobile messages--the car and assified section of the paper!

As he grabbed a pencil beside the kitchen phone, his hypersensitive ears picked up the sound of automobiles approaching on the street.

Two days later, the local newspaper reported that my father had died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by automobile exhaust.

There were two tails ready for Morello, in case he pulled a fast automobile sneak.

CHAPTER VII HOUSE OF DEATH BARELY a few minutes after the car containing the kidnaped Morello had sped away, another automobile swung into an empty space at the curb opposite the Hot Spot dance hall.

Barrymore hired a youth to guard the automobile and the dog while we went in, strange figures for such a place, in our motoring get-up.

The health of the nation, as a whole, has been greatly improved by the automobile through its encouragement of the outdoor life.

We moved slowly beneath the overpass, hearing a flurry of automobile horns and the imploring wail of an ambulance stuck in traffic.

His objective was Doyle Pettit, minus his hat, goggles, and coat, standing by the hood of his shiny black automobile and proudly demonstrating to the curious the function of the crank.

Tests on a wide range of subjects indicate that the automobile, and in particular the automobile crash, provides a focus for the conceptualizing of a wide range of impulses involving the elements of psychopathology, sexuality and self-sacrifice.

All you have to know is that deep-space vessels and communicators cover distances in parsecs at practically the same rate that Tellurian automobiles and radios cover miles.

Hag of the Opera, the bunchy figure of that wreck of a woman who whined for her alms at the automobile windows.

Notice in your own community how often the newspapers will notify you, as a businessperson, of an upcoming section covering fashion, catering, outdoor activities, music, electronics, boating and automobiles.

The effect was comic, and Canfield found himself nearly smiling except that the face in the automobile window was now in his direct line of sight.

The automobile owner does his own work, like his wife, and on Sunday morning, instead of hustling for the golf links, he inserts himself into his overalls and spends a couple of hours trying to persuade the carbureter to use more air and less gasoline.