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. vehicle(noun)

    a conveyance that transports people or objects

  2. vehicle(noun)

    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. vehicle(noun)

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

  4. fomite, vehicle(noun)

    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. vehicle(Noun)

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

  2. vehicle(Noun)

    A medium for expression of talent or views.

  3. vehicle(Noun)

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

  4. vehicle(Noun)

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

  5. vehicle(Noun)

    An entity to achieve an end.

  6. vehicle(Noun)

    A yana.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vehicle(noun)

    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

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

  2. Vehicle(noun)

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

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

  3. Vehicle(noun)

    a substance in which medicine is taken

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

  4. Vehicle(noun)

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

    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

How to pronounce vehicle?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say vehicle in sign language?

  1. vehicle

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. Matthew Avery:

    The only way you can adequately price is by getting more data to understand what a vehicle has and whether it makes a difference.

  2. Sheriff Mike Nielsen:

    Please pay attention to your driving when operating a motor vehicle, give yourself plenty of room to have a way out, put down your phone or other objects, DO NOT drive distracted or impaired ! Keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

  3. Andrew Alperstein:

    They're going to argue exactly that, this was a normal stop, or maybe he just fell down on his own while the vehicle was moving, or maybe it was a combination of forces of Mr. Gray falling down or losing his balance at the same time the vehicle was stopping.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    Rather than looking at the public health effort versus economic opening as if they were opposing forceswe should use the public health effort as a vehicle and a pathway to get to safe reopening.

  5. Rex Whitmire Harbour:

    Also in the vehicle, investigators found approximately 3,000 rounds of.22 ammunition, 350 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 150 12-gauge shotgun shells.

Images & Illustrations of vehicle

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