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May
1

car – Wiktionary

  • Afrikaans: kar (af), motorkar
  • Alabama: mobìlka
  • Albanian: makinë (sq), automobil (sq), kerr (Kosovo), rrabë (Macedonia)
  • Ambonese Malay: oto
  • Amharic: መኪና (mäkina)
  • Arabic: سَيَّارَة (ar) f (sayyāra)
    Egyptian Arabic: عَرَبِيَّة‎ f (ʿarabiyya)
    Gulf Arabic: سيارة‎ f (sayyāra)
    Hijazi Arabic: سَيَّارَة‎ f (sayyāra)
    Moroccan Arabic: طوموبيل‎ f (ṭumubīl)
  • Aramaic: ܪܕܝܬܐ
  • Armenian: մեքենա (hy) (mekʿena), ավտոմեքենա (hy) (avtomekʿena), ավտո (hy) (avto), (colloquial)
  • Assamese: গাড়ী (gari)
  • Asturian: coche m
  • Azerbaijani: maşın, avtomobil (az)
  • Bashkir: автомобиль (avtomobil’)
  • Basque: autoa
  • Belarusian: машы́на f (mašýna), аўтамабі́ль (be) m (aŭtamabílʹ), аўтамашы́на f (aŭtamašýna)
  • Bengali: গাড়ি (gaṛi), রথ (rôth)
  • Breton: gwetur (br) f
  • Bulgarian: кола́ (bg) f (kolá), автомоби́л (bg) m (avtomobíl)
  • Burmese: ကား (my) (ka:) (informal), ယဉ် (my) (yany) (formal)
  • Buryat: автомашина (avtomašina)
  • Catalan: cotxe (ca) m, automòbil (ca) m
  • Cebuano: sakyanan
  • Central Dusun: korita
  • Chechen: машен (mašen), автомобиль (awtomobil’)
  • Cherokee: ᏗᎦᏚᎴᏂ (digaduleni)
  • Chichewa: galimoto
  • Chinese:
    Cantonese: , (ce1), 汽車 (yue), 汽车 (hei3 ce1)
    Dungan: машинэ (mašine), чичә (čičə)
    Mandarin: 汽車 (zh), 汽车 (zh) (qìchē),  (zh),  (zh) (chē), 自動車 (zh), 自动车 (zh) (zìdòngchē)
    Min Nan: 自動車 (zh-min-nan), 自动车 (chū-tōng-chhia), 風車 (zh-min-nan), 风车 (hong-chhia), 汽車 (zh-min-nan), 汽车 (khì-chhia)
  • Cornish: karr m
  • Corsican: vittura
  • Cree: ᒧᐢᑕᑯᒌᐢ (mostakocîs)
  • Czech: auto (cs) n, automobil (cs) m
  • Danish: bil (da) c, automobil (da) n or c
  • Dutch: auto (nl) m, wagen (nl) m, automobiel (nl) m (dated)
  • Elfdalian: bil m
  • Erzya: ардомапель (ardomapelʹ)
  • Esperanto: aŭtomobilo (eo), aŭto (eo)
  • Estonian: auto (et), masin (slang)
  • Faroese: bilur (fo) m
  • Finnish: auto (fi)
  • French: voiture (fr) f, auto (fr) f, automobile (fr) f, char (fr) m (Canada)
  • Galician: coche (gl) m
  • Georgian: მანქანა (mankana), ავტომობილი (ka) (avṭomobili)
  • German: Auto (de) n, Automobil (de) n, Wagen (de) m, PKW (de) m
  • Greek: αυτοκίνητο (el) n (aftokínito), αμάξι (el) n (amáxi)
  • Greenlandic: biili
  • Gujarati: કાર (kār)
  • Hausa: mota (ha)
  • Hawaiian: kaʻa
  • Hebrew: מְכוֹנִית (he) f (m’khonít), אוֹטוֹ (he) m (óto) (colloquial)
  • Hindi: गाड़ी (hi) f (gāṛī), कार (hi) f (kār)
  • Hungarian: autó (hu), automobil (hu), kocsi (hu) (informal)
  • Hunsrik: Auto n, Karre m
  • Icelandic: bíll (is)
Apr
14

bicycle – Wiktionary

  • Afrikaans: fiets (af)
  • Albanian: biçikletë (sq) f
  • Amharic: ብስክሌት (bəsklet)
  • Arabic: دَرَّاجَة (ar) f (darrāja)
    Egyptian Arabic: عجلة‎ f (ʿagala), بسكلتة‎ f (beskleta)
    Hijazi Arabic: بسكليتة‎ f (buskulēta)
    Moroccan Arabic: بشكليطة(bišklīṭa), بشكليطة(bšaklīṭa)
  • Armenian: հեծանիվ (hy) (hecaniv)
  • Asturian: bicicleta f
  • Azerbaijani: velosiped (az), dırığın (dialectal)
  • Basque: txirrindu (eu), bizikleta (eu)
  • Belarusian: ро́вар m (róvar), веласіпе́д m (vjelasipjéd)
  • Bengali: বাইসাইকেল (baisaikel), সাইকেল (saikel)
  • Bouyei: danycey
  • Breton: bisiklet (br) m, marc’h-houarn (br) m
  • Bulgarian: колело́ (bg) n (koleló), велосипе́д (bg) m (velosipéd)
  • Burmese: စက်ဘီး (my) (cakbhi:), ဘိုင်စကယ် (my) (bhuingca.kai)
  • Catalan: bicicleta (ca) f
  • Central Dusun: bosikol
  • Central Melanau: basikal
  • Cheyenne: amo’a’óvâhtsestôtse
  • Chichewa: njinga
  • Chinese:
    Cantonese: 單車, 单车 (daan1 ce1), 腳車, 脚车 (goek3 ce1), 自行車, 自行车 (zi6 hang4 ce1), 腳踏車, 脚踏车 (goek3 daap6 ce1)
    Dungan: чидичәзы (čidičəzɨ)
    Hakka: 自行車, 自行车 (chhṳ-hàng-chhâ), 腳踏車, 脚踏车 (kiok-tha̍p-chhâ), 自轉車, 自转车 (chhṳ-chón-chhâ)
    Mandarin: 自行車 (zh), 自行车 (zh) (zìxíngchē), 腳踏車 (zh), 脚踏车 (zh) (jiǎotàchē) (Taiwan), 單車 (zh), 单车 (zh) (dānchē) (regional), 鐵馬 (zh), 铁马 (zh) (tiěmǎ) (Taiwan), 自由車, 自由车 (zìyóuchē)
    Min Bei: 跤踏車, 跤踏车 (káu-dā-chiá)
    Min Dong: 跤踏車, 跤踏车 (kă-dăk-chiă)
    Min Nan: 跤踏車 (zh-min-nan), 跤踏车 (kha-ta̍h-chhia), 孔明車 (zh-min-nan), 孔明车 (khóng-bêng-chhia), 自轉車 (zh-min-nan), 自转车 (chū-choán-chhia), 鐵馬 (zh-min-nan), 铁马 (zh-min-nan) (thih-bé), 鐵馬仔, 铁马仔 (thih-bé-á), 自輪車, 自轮车 (chū-lián-chhia), 動輪車, 动轮车 (tōng-lián-chhia), 獨輪車, 独轮车 (to̍k-lián-chhia), 單車, 单车 (tan-chhia), 自行車, 自行车 (chū-hêng-chhia)
    Wu: 腳踏車, 脚踏车 (jiaq daq tsho), 自行車, 自行车 (zr hhin tsho)
  • Cornish: deuros, dewros f
  • Czech: kolo (cs) n, jizdní kolo n, bicykl (cs) m
  • Danish: cykel (da) c
  • Dutch: fiets (nl) m, rijwiel (nl) n (usually a bicycle)
  • Erzya: кавточары (kavtočary)
  • Esperanto: biciklo (eo)
  • Estonian: jalgratas (et), ratas (colloquial)
  • Ewe: gasɔ
  • Faroese: súkkla (fo) f
  • Finnish: polkupyörä (fi)
  • Flemish: velo (nl) m
  • French: vélo (fr) m, bicyclette (fr) f, vélocipède (fr) m (dated)
  • Galician: bicicleta (gl) f
  • Georgian: ველოსიპედი (velosiṗedi), ველო (velo) (colloquial)
  • German: Fahrrad (de) n, Velo (de) n (Switzerland), Drahtesel (de) m (colloquial), Veloziped (de)
Mar
29

automotive – Wiktionary

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
automotive

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ motive

Adjective[edit]

automotive (not comparable)

  1. Having the ability to move by itself; self-propelled or self-propelling.
  2. Of, or relating to motor vehicles.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:

      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.

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Noun[edit]

automotive (plural automotives)

  1. A shop or company that sells motor vehicle parts

See also[edit]

  • automobile
  • locomotive

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English automotive.

Adjective[edit]

automotive (invariable)

  1. automotive (pertaining to motor vehicles)

Source Article

Mar
29

transportation – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From transport +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

transportation (usually uncountable, plural transportations)

  1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.
    We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation.
  2. (historical) Deportation to a penal colony.
    Mulligan’s sentence was commuted from death to transportation.
  3. (US) A means of conveyance.
    Nice transportation, dude, but your brake lights are busted.
  4. (US) A ticket or fare.
    • 1898, Willa Cather, The Westbound Train
      Sybil: [..] That reminds me, I haven’t got my passes yet! Have you the transportation here from Cheyenne to San Francisco for Mrs. S. Johnston?”
      (Agent looks grave, goes back and fumbles at the papers on his desk, returns to the window with a slip of paper in his hand.)
      Agent: “We had transportation here made out for such a person, but it was called for several hours ago.”

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.


Source Article

Mar
29

vehicle – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French véhicule, from Latin vehiculum (a carriage, conveyance), from vehere (to carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vehicle (plural vehicles)

  1. A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion:

      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.

    • 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28:

      Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. [] Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.

    • 2013 June 7, Ed Pilkington, “‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 6:

      In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.

  2. A medium for expression of talent or views.
  3. A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
  4. (pharmaceuticals) The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.
  5. An entity to achieve an end.
  6. (Buddhism) A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.
  7. (Hinduism) An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits

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