auto

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔtoʊ/, [ˈɒɾoʊ], [ˈɑɾoʊ]
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔːtəʊ/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self), metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

Adjective[edit]

auto (not comparable)

  1. automatic (of a gearbox / transmission)
    It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. (chiefly attributively) An automobile.
    My brother is an auto mechanic.
  2. A self-driving car.
  3. A setting for automatic operation.
    Put it on auto.
  4. A writ.
  5. An automatic gearbox / transmission.
    A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.
  6. A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.
    It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).
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  • (setting for automatic operation): manual
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for autorickshaw, from Hindi ऑटो रिक्शा (oṭo rikśā).

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. (India) An autorickshaw.
    ... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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Noun[edit]

auto n

  1. car, automobile

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobiel, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯toː/, /ˈoːtoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural auto's, diminutive autootje n)

  1. car, automobile

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

auto (genitive auto, partitive autot)

  1. car, automobile

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobiili, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: au‧to
  • IPA(key): [ˈɑuto̞]

Noun[edit]

auto

  1. car, automobile

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apocopic form of automobile.

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Noun[edit]

auto f (plural autos)

  1. car

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Noun[edit]

auto f (invariable)

  1. car

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

auto

  1. rōmaji reading of アウト

Latvian[edit]

Participle[edit]

auto

  1. vocative singular masculine form of autais
  2. accusative singular masculine form of autais
  3. instrumental singular masculine form of autais
  4. genitive plural masculine form of autais
  5. vocative singular feminine form of autais
  6. accusative singular feminine form of autais
  7. instrumental singular feminine form of autais
  8. genitive plural feminine form of autais

Noun[edit]

auto n

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

Nauruan[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto

  1. car

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

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Adjective[edit]

auto m (feminine auta, m plural auti, f plural aute)

  1. tall
  2. high (in position)

Adverb[edit]

auto

  1. high

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via French or German from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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Noun[edit]

auto n (plural auta)

  1. car

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External links[edit]

  • auto” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin act, perfect passive participle of agō (I make, I do), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (to lead).

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. a public deed or ceremony
  2. auto (a sub-genre of dramatic literature)
  3. (dated) act; deed
  4. act (record of something done)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviated from automóvel.

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. automobile; car
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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automòbīl.

Noun[edit]

àuto m (Cyrillic spelling а̀уто)

  1. car, automobile

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Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto n

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of automóvil, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (law, formal) order, writ, resolution