What does vehicle mean?

Definitions for vehicle
ˈvi ɪ kəl or, sometimes, ˈvi hɪ-ve·hi·cle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vehicle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vehiclenoun

    a conveyance that transports people or objects

  2. vehiclenoun

    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"

  3. vehiclenoun

    any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it

  4. fomite, vehiclenoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. vehiclenoun

    A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.

  2. vehiclenoun

    A medium for expression of talent or views.

  3. vehiclenoun

    A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).

  4. vehiclenoun

    An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits

  5. vehiclenoun

    An entity to achieve an end.

  6. vehiclenoun

    A yana.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vehiclenoun

    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

  2. Vehiclenoun

    that which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy

  3. Vehiclenoun

    a substance in which medicine is taken

  4. Vehiclenoun

    any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it

  5. Etymology: [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin to E. way, wain. See Way, n., and cf. Convex, Inveigh, Veil, Vex.]

Freebase

  1. Vehicle

    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

  1. Vehicle

    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. vehiculumvehĕre, to carry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. vehicle

    A type of machine, device, or form of transport created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, elements, shapes, sizes and styles.

    There are various types of vehicles e.g. cars, tractors, lorry, truck etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2505

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2229

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vehicle' in Nouns Frequency: #644

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vehicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vehicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vehicle in a Sentence

  1. Karl Brauer:

    [ The plan ] is among the most aggressive electric vehicle commitments the industry has yet seen.

  2. Mark Reuss:

    The vehicle is an extension of their iPhone or their screen device, they want to stay connected and bring their music and everything else with them into the car. mark Rushbrook still have to deliver connectivity in something people love to look at and be seen in.

  3. The Custer County Sheriffs Office:

    We were notified the vehicle did not appear to have any significant damage to it and was most likely abandoned in a field adjacent to a residential area, adeputy [was sent] to Walsenburg for processing the vehicle and coordination.

  4. District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman:

    We do not know where he is, we do not have vehicle information. We actually recovered his vehicle and his personal cellphone so we do not have information how he might be traveling.

  5. Larry Finlay:

    In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him, as all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world. He did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humor and constant invention.

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