vehicle

  • 1 Vehicle — Ve hi*cle, n. [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin to E. way, wain. See {Way}, n., and cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Veil}, {Vex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vehicle — 1610s, a medium through which a drug or medicine is administered, also any means of conveying or transmitting, from Fr. véhicule, from L. vehiculum means of transport, a vehicle, from vehere to carry, from PIE *wegh to go, transport in a vehicle… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 vehicle — [vē′ə kəl, vē′hik΄əl] n. [Fr véhicule < L vehiculum, carriage < vehere, to carry: see WAY] 1. any device or contrivance for carrying or conveying persons or objects, esp. over land or in space, as an automobile, bicycle, sled, or spacecraft …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 vehicle — [n1] machine used for transportation agent, automobile, bicycle, boat, buggy, bus, cab, car, carrier, chariot, conveyance, crate*, jalopy*, jeep, mechanism, motorcycle, taxi, transport, truck, van, vector, wagon, wheels; concept 503 vehicle [n2]… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 vehicle — ► NOUN 1) a thing used for transporting people or goods on land. 2) a means of expressing, embodying, or fulfilling something: she used paint as a vehicle for her ideas. 3) a film, programme, song, etc., intended to display the leading performer… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 vehicle — vehicle. См. проводник. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 7 vehicle — index expedient, forum (medium), go between, instrument (tool), instrumentality, interagent, int …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 vehicle — *mean, instrument, instrumentality, agent, agency, medium, organ, channel …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 vehicle — [1] A conveyance on wheels or runners used to carry people or goods over land (e.g., bicycle, motorcycle, car, truck, sleigh, snowmobile). [2] A binder. [3] The liquid portion of an adhesive, coating, or sealer compound consisting of the binder… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 10 vehicle — container/vehicle A container or vehicle, which has been built, equipped and approved to meet specific standards of construction and security. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * vehicle ve‧hi‧cle [ˈviːɪkl] noun [countable] 1. formal a vehicle… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 vehicle — noun 1 used for transporting people or things ADJECTIVE ▪ moving, oncoming, passing ▪ She was blinded by the lights from an oncoming vehicle. ▪ parked, stationary (esp. BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Vehicle — Vehicles, derived from the Latin word, vehiculum , are non living means of transport. Most often they are manufactured (e.g. bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft), although some other means of transport which are not… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 vehicle — n. conveyance 1) to drive, operate a vehicle 2) an all purpose; amphibious; armored; half tracked; motor; passenger; recreational; re entry; space vehicle 3) a hired (BE), rented, self drive (BE) vehicle means 4) a vehicle for (a vehicle for… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 vehicle — 01. There was a serious traffic accident on the highway this morning involving at least four [vehicles], including a school bus. 02. Maybe some day, people will be able to ride space [vehicles] to the moon for a holiday. 03. All [vehicular]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 vehicle — /vee i keuhl/ or, sometimes, /vee hi /, n. 1. any means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed; a means of conveyance or transport: a motor vehicle; space vehicles. 2. a conveyance moving on wheels, runners, tracks, or …

    Universalium

  • 16 vehicle — ve|hi|cle W2S2 [ˈvi:ıkəl] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: véhicule, from Latin vehiculum, from vehere to carry ] 1.) formal a machine with an engine that is used to take people or things from one place to another, such as a car, bus, or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 vehicle — ve|hi|cle [ viıkl ] noun count *** 1. ) a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, for example a car, bus, van, truck, or MOTORCYCLE: Watch out for oncoming vehicles. Don t forget to lock your vehicle …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 vehicle */*/*/ — UK [ˈviːɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈvɪɪk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms vehicle : singular vehicle plural vehicles 1) a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, for example a car, bus, van, truck, or motorcycle… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 vehicle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Conveyance Nouns 1. vehicle, machine, conveyance, equipage, turnout, cart, rig, car, wagon. See passage, travel, transportation. 2. (animalor human drawn vehicle) a. carriage, coach, chariot, chaise,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 vehicle — [[t]vi͟ːɪk(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ vehicles 1) N COUNT A vehicle is a machine with an engine, for example a bus, car, or truck, that carries people or things from place to place. The vehicle would not have the capacity to make the journey on one tank of fuel …

    English dictionary