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?

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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. Michael Pfadenhauer:

    There is no e-sound. It has to be invented. The sound transports the emotions of a vehicle. It gives you feedback about the potency and capability of the car, at low speeds and revs it needs to enable comfortable driving. At higher speeds in sports mode, a more intense acoustic feedback is needed to make customers experience the potential of the vehicle.

  2. Mambo Kaway:

    There were five people aboard the vehicle, including the Italian ambassador, the driver died after being shot with several bullets, and others were wounded.

  3. Danny Shapiro:

    We have a single architecture that will enable the automaker to span every potential level of automation they want to deliver and put that software-updatable system in every single vehicle.

  4. William Nee:

    The Chinese government is very suspicious of religion as a vehicle for potential political opposition.

  5. Bert Ross:

    Typically, they'll go in because credit cards restrict the maximum amount of fuel you can put in a vehicle, which is usually $75, so they'll make anywhere between two and eight transactions at different gas stations in a day, they use one credit card and they pump three times for $75. And then they would go to another gas station and do the same thing.

Images & Illustrations of vehicle

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