auto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n auto 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • n auto An abbreviation of automobile.
    • a auto of or pertaining to an automobile; as, an auto mechanic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's a diverse world we live in. In the U.S., football, basketball and baseball are the three most watched sports on TV. In England, the top three most viewed are soccer, Formula One auto racing and boxing. In Russia, it's soccer, ice hockey and boxing. And in China, it's soccer, table tennis and swimming.
    • n auto In Spanish literature, a play.
    • n auto In Spanish law:
    • n auto An order; a decree; a sentence; a decision.
    • n auto plural The pleadings and proceedings in a lawsuit.
    • n auto An auto de fe.
    • n auto An element in compound words of Greek origin, meaning self, of itself (natural), of one's self (independently), of nothing but …, etc.: very common in English and other modern languages, especially in scientific terms.
    • n auto A colloquial abbreviation of automobile: a motor-car.
    • n auto A real existence; what actually exists, in contradistinction to what only apparently exists.
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Quotations

  • Kin Hubbard
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    “It seems to make an auto driver mad if he misses you.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems, back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. self

Usage

In literature:

Then override the auto and take us up fast.
"Attrition" by Jim Wannamaker
Let me take the fattest of 'em to ride in Bill Evans' auto?
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
It is therefore necessary that the environment should contain the means of auto-education.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
We have an auto-car for you.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
It will take more than an auto bandit to get me off the straight path.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
If I only had an auto or an airship.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
On and on rumbled the big auto, until it came to a small town, which, as soon as they reached the center of it, Ted and Janet remembered.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
The Old Lady Ericson was in town with her auto.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
She dropped it while she was out in the auto this afternoon.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Eveley's resolve to spend her fortune for an auto met with less resistance than she had anticipated.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
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In poetry:

And we will make the beds, of course,
You'll have two autos and a horse,
A lady to Marcel your tresses,
And all the madame's half-worn dresses.
"Help" by Franklin Pierce Adams
When Bryan speaks, the town's a hive.
From miles around, the autos drive.
The sparrow chirps. The rooster crows.
The place is kicking and alive.
"When Bryan Speaks" by Vachel Lindsay
One said: Thy life is thine to make or mar,
To flicker feebly, or to soar, a star;
It lies with thee — the choice is thine, is thine,
To hit the ties or drive thy auto-car.
"Quatrains" by Robert W Service
Amber as a tale, more amber than landlord
Everlasting as an auto-da-fe, more everlasting than raft
Travelled as an air, more travelled than breeze
Dateless as a wing, more dateless than cup
"a Shaft Of Bees" by Victor Marie Hugo
If I could even remember his name or his face / or find him /
When I was ten / perhaps he exists in some form.
With a belly and a belt and an auto
Whatever his last name / I never knew / in the phonebook / the Akashic
"Understand That This Is A Dream" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Mike's Auto Sales & A-1 Auto Finance, Google Maps.
Brampton Auto Glass expertise in auto glass repair and replacement services in Mississauga.
Along with these we too specialize in Auto glass Repair, Auto glass Replacement, Cheap Brampton windshield repair and many more.
Clint Boyer (15) stops along the front straightaway after being hit by Jeff Gordon during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing.
This April 8, 2011, file photo shows NASCAR driver Sam Hornish Jr during the Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 auto race, at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas.
You'll probably be surprised to hear it but American Motors was well represented this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the biggest new-car auto show in the United States.
Auto execs' pocketbooks also nicked in auto downturn.
Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
President Obama spoke about Chrysler and the auto industry as he stood with his auto task force at the White House on Thursday.
A pilot study on auto-sort technology conducted by the University of Illinois into the well-being of wean-to-finish pigs found there were pluses and minuses to each auto-sort system evaluated.
Insurance Plus Agencies Inc. Auto, life, home insurance in Ohio & W. Jeff Warner Insurance Insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, Pomeroy .
The news from the Detroit Auto Show this week, officially known as the North American International Auto Show, is that automakers are going green.
Wanxiang Qianchao, the big Chinese auto parts maker controlled by billionaire Lu Guanqiu, said Wednesday net profit fell 39% in the third quarter amid softness in Chinese's auto market.
Tynan's Auto Mundo Autos Usados.
He was self-employed in the auto dealer and auto body and paint businesses.
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In science:

A cyclic order on a finite set S is an embedding S → S 1 considered up to auto-homeomorphism of the circle S 1 .
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
For a sequence of truly random numbers, the function ψ above, which denotes two point auto correlation function, is expected to be unity for k = 0 and zero for k 6= 0.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Calculate the auto correlation of the random numbers generated by one of the random number generators in your computer.
Monte Carlo: Basics
If their distribution has compact support, the disorder averaged spin auto-correlation function has an exponential decay in time.
Long-time Behavior for the Stochastic Ising Model with Unbounded Random Couplings
This behavior of the spectral characteristics of the generator determines the leading decay of the disorder averaged auto-correlation function.
Long-time Behavior for the Stochastic Ising Model with Unbounded Random Couplings
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