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

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

  2. Vehiclenoun

    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. Vehiclenoun

    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. Vehiclenoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say vehicle in sign language?

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. Tony Seba:

    One of the key findings in Rethinking Transportation is that the whole internal combustion engine automobile value chain will collapse within three years of the approval of autonomous vehicles, that is, if autonomous vehicles are approved in 2021, then new [internal combustion engine] vehicle sales are finished by 2024.

  2. The FBI bulletin:

    While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety – such as an attacker taking control of a vehicle – it is important that consumers take appropriate steps to minimize risk.

  3. Pete Mansoor:

    It's pretty difficult to believe, i remember every time I was under fire in Iraq, especially if your vehicle is an aircraft that's been hit. That's something that gets seared into your memory for all time.

  4. Chua Kee Lock:

    Vehicle maintenance costs, insurance costs, these are bread-and-butter issues for ride-hailing drivers.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    When we go to the market for ice cream, we get into a car. We are not the car. The car is simply a vehicle for travel. When we spiritually awake, we realize we are an immortal spiritual being temporarily in human form. The human body is our vehicle to travel about. Although we are in a human body, we are not the human body any more than we are the car.

Images & Illustrations of vehicle

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