from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The use of automobile vehicles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The use of automobiles, or the practices, methods, or the like, of those who use them.


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  • It has created a kind of automobilism -- if the word may be allowed -- of mind and manners, an inclination to be perpetually "on the move," too much pressed for time to do anything at all, permanently unsettled, in fact to be _unsettled_ is its habitual condition if not its recognized plan of life.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • A correspondent in the _Auto_, the chief Parisian daily devoted to automobilism, gave the following list of obstructions encountered in

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • This will do automobilism more good than can be measured, for it has come to stay, and perhaps even advance.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • "Grands Garages" in the city (with their signs written in French -- the universal language of automobilism), and the hotel porter will jump up on the seat beside you and pilot you on your way, around sharp corners, over bridges, and through arcades until finally you plump down in as up-to-date and conveniently arranged an establishment for housing your machine as you will find in any land.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Many are the "_events_" which have been run over this "Land's End -- John O'Groat's" course, and the journey has proved the worth or worthlessness of many a new idea in automobilism.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Good roads have much to do with the pleasure of automobilism, and competent control and care of them will do much more.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • Northern Italy forms very nearly as good a touring-ground as France, and the Italian engineers have so refined the automobile of native make, and have so fostered automobilism, that accommodations are everywhere good, and the tourist to-day will not lack for supplies of

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • As for the value to automobilism of this great trial one can hardly overestimate it.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • A writer on automobilism and roads cannot leave the latter subject without a reference to some of the obstructions and inconveniences to which the automobilist has to submit.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • There is absolutely no question but that automobilism has brought about a great change in the hotel system of France.

    The Automobilist Abroad


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