a conveyance that transports people or objects
a medium for the expression or achievement of something
"his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"; "the play was just a vehicle to display her talents"
any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another
A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
A medium for expression of talent or views.
A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits
An entity to achieve an end.
that in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land
that which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy
a substance in which medicine is taken
any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it
Origin: [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin to E. way, wain. See Way, n., and cf. Convex, Inveigh, Veil, Vex.]
A vehicle is a mobile machine that transports passengers or cargo. Most often, vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats and aircraft. Vehicles that do not travel on land often are called craft, such as watercraft, sailcraft, aircraft, hovercraft, and spacecraft. Land vehicles are classified broadly by what is used to apply steering and drive forces against the ground: wheeled, tracked, railed or skied. ISO 3833-1977 is the standard, also internationally used in legislation, for road vehicles types, terms and definitions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vē′hi-kl, n. any kind of carriage or conveyance: that which is used to convey: (med.) a substance in which a medicine is taken: (paint.) a liquid used to render colours, varnishes, &c. fit for use.—adjs. Vehic′ūlar, -y, pertaining to or serving as a vehicle.—v.t. Vehic′ūlate (rare), to ride in a vehicle.—n. Vehicūlā′tion.—adj. Vehic′ūlātōry. [L. vehiculum—vehĕre, to carry.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2505
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2229
Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Nouns Frequency: #644
The numerical value of vehicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vehicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is a perfect vehicle for other markets.
We do believe the vehicle was over-occupied.
What we are sure (of) is a military vehicle was hit.
The vehicle was actually straddling the railroad tracks.
What we do know is that one vehicle rear ended the other.
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Translations for vehicle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- وسيلة, واسطةArabic
- vehicleCatalan, Valencian
- Fahrzeug, Gefährt, Mittel, VehikelGerman
- φορέας, μέσο, όχημαGreek
- vehículo, vehículosSpanish
- وسیلهٔ نقلیهPersian
- ilmaisuväline, ajoneuvo, liuotin, keino, kulkuneuvoFinnish
- כלי רכב, אמצעי תחבורהHebrew
- machinHaitian Creole
- farartæki, ökutækiIcelandic
- mezzo, veicoloItalian
- ترومبێل, ئۆتۆمۆبیل, سهیارهKurdish
- GefierLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- wahana, kenderaanMalay
- farkost, kjøretøyNorwegian
- farkost, køyretøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- wóz, pojazdPolish
- mijloc de transport, vehiculRomanian
- транспортное средство, средство передачи, проводникRussian
- vozilo, возилоSerbo-Croatian
- taşıt, vasıta, araçTurkish
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