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Meaning of VEHICLE

Pronunciation:  'veeikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conveyance that transports people or objects
  2. [n]  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"

VEHICLE is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: armored vehicle, armoured vehicle, bumper car, carrier, conveyance, craft, dashboard, Dodgem, medium, military vehicle, road roller, rocket, skibob, sled, sledge, sleigh, splashboard, splasher, steamroller, tracked vehicle, transport, troika, wheeled vehicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ve"hi*cle\, n. (Chem.)
    A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper
    for use in photography.
  2. \Ve"hi*cle\, n. [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin
    to E. way, wain. See {Way}, n., and cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh},
    {Veil}, {Vex}.]
    1. 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. That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or
       communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
             A simple style forms the best vehicle of thought to
             a popular assembly.                   --Wirt.
    3. (Pharm.) A substance in which medicine is taken.
    4. (Paint.) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied,
       including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive
       substance is combined with it.
    Note: Water is used in fresco and in water-color painting,
          the colors being consolidated with gum arabic; size is
          used in distemper painting. In oil painting, the fixed
          oils of linseed, nut, and poppy, are used; in
          encaustic, wax is the vehicle. --Fairholt.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are riding in a vehicle (car, boat, trains, etc.) indicates that you are in control of your life or that others are exerting power over you depending on who is in the driver's seat. Dreaming that you are thrown from a vehicle, symbolizes hasty and unpleasant news.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Nonliving source of pathogens which infect large numbers of individuals; common vehicles are food and water.