Words related to auto

automobile (adj.)

"self-moving, self-movable," 1883, in reference to electric traction cars, from French automobile (adj.), 1861, a hybrid from Greek autos "self" (see auto-) + French mobile "moving," from Latin mobilis "movable" (see mobile (adj.)).

autobahn (n.)

"German expressway," 1937, from German Autobahn (1930s), from auto "motor car, automobile" (short for automobil; see auto) + bahn "path, road," from Middle High German ban, bane "way, road," literally "strike" (as a swath cut through), from PIE *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane).

autocade (n.)

"procession or parade of automobiles," 1922, from auto "automobile" + ending from cavalcade.

automaker (n.)

"manufacturer of automobiles," 1925, from auto "automobile" + maker.