1. noun /ˈɔ.tə.mə.bɪil/lang=en/ˈɔ.tə.moʊ.ˌbɪil/lang=en
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.<! In contrast to a truck, an automobile is not designed to primarily carry cargo. An automobile may be powered by various means, such as an engine, battery and motor, some combination of the two, etc.
2. verb /ˈɔ.tə.mə.bɪil/lang=en/ˈɔ.tə.moʊ.ˌbɪil/lang=en
To travel by automobile.

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