From French automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, “self”) + French mobile (“moving”), from Latin mobilis (“movable”).
automobile (plural automobiles)
- (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.
automobile (third-person singular simple present automobiles, present participle automobiling, simple past and past participle automobiled)
- (intransitive, dated) To travel by automobile.
automobile (not comparable)
- Self-moving; self-propelled.