AskDefine | Define auto

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From αὐτός, self, metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "almost exclusively attributively": An automobile.
    • auto mechanic
  2. A setting for automatic operation.
    • put it on auto

See also

Bosnian

Etymology

Shortened form of automobil < αὐτός (self).

Noun

auto or (plural auta; the plural form is used only as a neuter noun)

Croatian

Etymology

Shortened form of automobil < αὐτός (self).

Declension

Czech

Etymology

From αὐτός (self).

Pronunciation

  • /auto/

Noun

  1. auto, automobile, car

Declension

Dutch

Etymology

Shortened form of automobiel < αὐτός (self).

Pronunciation

Estonian

Etymology

From αὐτός (self).

Pronunciation

  • /ˈɑuto/

Noun

auto

Finnish

Etymology

Shortened form of automobiili < αὐτός (self).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: au·to

Noun

  1. car

Declension

Synonyms

Serbian

Etymology

Shortened form of automobil < αὐτός (self).

Noun

auto or (plural auta; the plural form is used only as a neuter noun)

Cyrillic spelling

Slovak

Noun

  1. car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)

Spanish

Etymology

Shortening of automóvil < αὐτός (self).

Noun

auto

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Auto can be:

See also

References

auto in Hebrew: אוטו
auto in Spanish: Auto
auto in Croatian: Auto
auto in Simple English: Auto

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

PCV valve, accelerator, alternator, ammeter, autocar, automobile, bearings, boat, bonnet, boot, brake, bucket seat, buggy, bumper, bus, camshaft, car, carburetor, charioteer, chassis, choke, clutch, connecting rod, convertible top, cowl, crank, crankcase, crankshaft, crate, cutout, cylinder, cylinder head, dash, dashboard, differential, distributor, exhaust, exhaust pipe, fan, fender, flywheel, gear, gearbox, gearshift, generator, headlight, headrest, heap, hood, horn, ignition, intake, jalopy, machine, manifold, motor, motor vehicle, motorcar, motorized vehicle, muffler, parking light, pilot, piston, power brakes, power steering, radiator, rear-view mirror, ride, seat belt, shock absorber, spark plug, speedometer, springs, starter, steering wheel, tool, top, transmission, tub, universal, valve, voiture, wheel, wheels, windscreen, windshield, wreck
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