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Locomotive vs Automobile - What's the difference?

locomotive | automobile |

In lang=en terms the difference between locomotive and automobile

is that locomotive is a cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed while automobile is to travel by automobile.

As nouns the difference between locomotive and automobile

is that locomotive is the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons while automobile is 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. A car or motorcar.

As an adjective locomotive

is of or relating to locomotion.

As a verb automobile is

to travel by automobile.

locomotive

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (rail transport) The power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons.
  • (rare) A traction engine
  • (slang) A cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
  • (economics) A country which drives the world economy by having a high level of imports. (i.e. The United States).
  • Usage notes

    Sometimes erroneously used as a synonym for train.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of or relating to locomotion
  • of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  • automobile

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, Canada) 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. A car or motorcar.
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    Usage notes

    * The word automobile usually implies a car with seating for perhaps four or five passengers. * A vehicle with more than six or seven seats is usually described as a limousine, minivan, van, SUV, bus, etc.

    Synonyms

    * (passenger vehicle) auto, car, (British) motor, (British) motorcar * See also

    Coordinate terms

    * truck, van, bus, SUV, minivan, station wagon, sedan, coupe, convertible, sports car, racecar; wagon, cart, trailer, tractor; airplane, boat, ship

    Verb

  • (dated) To travel by automobile.
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