Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Moved forward by its own force or momentum; Containing its own means of movement.

Usage examples (34)
  • Our houses are widely spaced with lawns, kept like golf greens by self-propelling machines.
  • Neither was self-propelling though there are such models on the market, such as the Solaris brand.
  • But in China they may have a self-propelling force that sweeps thousands, sometimes millions, into a frenzy.
  • I love my vaccuum, it is one of those wind tunnel ones that is self-propelling and has a bunch of attachments. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.