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Automobile Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
  • travel in an automobile

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"

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Automobile Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A car is a road vehicle used to carry passengers. Cars usually have four wheels and an internal combustion engine. Another name is automobile from Greek "auto" and French "mobile". This name means "self-moving", as cars do not need horses or other external sources of power to move. During the 20th century millions of cars were made in most years.

Some small "city" cars carry only two to four people, and have little luggage space. Other types are able to carry many passengers or heavy loads. For example, family station wagons or estate cars carry from 5 to 9 people, or fewer people with lots of luggage. A van or pickup truck is a car-like vehicle made for carrying medium-sized loads; for example, goods for delivery or plumber's and builder's tools and materials. Heavy lorries are used to carry deliveries and heavy loads.

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* If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost 100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. - Robert X Cringely

* The shortage of student loans may require ... divestiture of certain sorts-stereo divestiture, automobile divestiture, three-weeks-at-the-beach divestiture. - William John Bennett

* A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. - American Proverb

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