Noun Vehicle Definition and Examples







A thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, lorry, or cart.
  1. 'a heavy goods vehicle'
  2. 'A number of attractions are planned involving transport from vintage vehicles to hot-air balloon rides.'
  3. 'Possible modes of transport include ambulances, local transport vehicles, military vehicles, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and rescue boats.'
  4. 'The council wants to build a car park for 27 vehicles on the land behind the club to encourage shoppers and tourists to spend time in the town.'
  5. 'One part of the terminal is onshore, and land transport vehicles will be unloaded there.'
  6. 'Most of them drive fork lift trucks, farm machinery, heavy goods vehicles, coaches, or buses.'
  7. 'Margaret enjoyed a long life and saw many changes in her lifetime, particularly on the land where machine-driven vehicles replaced much of the manual labour of the past.'
  8. 'Landowners are worried about the impact of trail bikes and four-wheel vehicles on their land.'
  9. 'Many buses and large transport vehicles were sent to evacuate the community.'
  10. 'Flatbed trucks transporting armoured vehicles pulled out of another base.'
  11. 'Company bosses said the payment was because they accepted that they should try to minimise the impact of quarry vehicles where heavy lorries used village roads.'
A thing used to express, embody, or fulfil something.
  1. 'Part of the reason for this is that the federal government's power to accede to international treaties has on occasion been a vehicle for increasing federal power.'
  2. 'Handmade beaded lampshades became a vehicle for artistic fulfilment.'
  3. 'Political reform should be sweeping and thorough, not a quick fix as a vehicle for maximizing votes in general elections slated for April, 2004.'
  4. '‘Without doubt humour is a vehicle for exposing prejudices but I am against jokes that normalise violence,’ Cara says.'
  5. 'Its aim is to act as a vehicle for teenagers to work intensively with professional practitioners in the arts.'
  6. 'Wine can either be a way for people to enjoy each other's company with a little heightened intensity, or it can be used as a vehicle for power.'
  7. 'Instead, they should be viewed as a vehicle for instilling loyalty in the company for the medium to long term, encouraging employees to ride out short - term volatility.'
  8. 'The bare bones instrumentation is a perfect vehicle for her, and her timing and feel are just right.'
  9. 'And without a doubt, the GOP has merely become a vehicle for unbridled corporate power.'
  10. 'Four computer terminals connected to the internet provide the vehicle for people to carry out school work, general internet inquiries, business work and even shopping.'
  11. 'casein was used as a vehicle for pigments by the medieval painters'
  12. 'Such liposomes are in current therapeutic use as vehicles for in-vivo drug delivery.'
  13. 'On the other hand, aerosolized particles that circumvent the blood-brain barrier might someday serve as delivery vehicles for drugs.'
A film, television programme, song, etc. that is intended to display the leading performer to the best advantage.
  1. 'The songs are vehicles for James' expressiveness and storytelling.'
  2. 'Where these films went wrong and the original Carry On films went right, is that most of the modern crop of British comedy films are star vehicles as opposed to ensemble pieces.'
  3. 'K Street is a natural vehicle for Clooney's talents.'
  4. 'Fed up with television executives and studios, the star of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers set up the website last month as a vehicle for his humour and personal philosophy.'
  5. 'Har Mar, meanwhile, still relatively unknown in this country, has cleverly made the Vladivar ads into a vehicle for selling his own persona as much as the product.'
A privately controlled company through which an individual or organization conducts a particular kind of business, especially investment.
  1. 'Hedge funds are being promoted as the latest attractive investment vehicle for wealthy individuals.'
  2. 'Most companies offer investment vehicles, such as mutual funds, that are already managed by experienced and qualified money managers.'
  3. 'There are five primary investment vehicles in the managed-money environment, each offering different features and benefits.'
  4. 'Hedge funds are still largely misunderstood as investment vehicles.'
  5. 'It's just a question as to what investment vehicles are best for each individual.'
  6. 'Two common repayment vehicles are tax-free share ISAs and personal pensions.'
  7. 'Hedge funds have been extremely successful investment vehicles, even through the recent market turmoil.'
  8. 'If you choose to have an interest-only mortgage, you'll need to pay into some form of investment vehicle that will produce a lump sum to pay off your mortgage at the end of its term.'
  9. 'If you are intrigued by hedge funds, and want to know how these investment vehicles seem to make money from thin air, then the following four books are worth putting on your reading list this Christmas.'
  10. 'If you want to create enough wealth to pass on to your children, then you have to invest in financial vehicles that produce long-term value.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.|--|(n.) A substance in which medicine is taken.|--|(n.) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.|--|)


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 the like, as a cart, sled, automobile, or tractor.

3. a means of transmission or passage: Air is the vehicle of sound.

4. a carrier, as of infection.

5. a medium of communication, expression, or display: The novel is a fitting vehicle for his talents. Language is the vehicle of thought.

6. Theater, Movies. a play, screenplay, or the like, having a role suited to the talents of and often written for a specific performer.

7. a means of accomplishing a purpose: College is a vehicle for success.

8. Rhetoric. the thing or idea to which the subject of a metaphor is compared, as “rose” in “she is a rose.”.Compare tenor (def 3).

9. Pharmacology. a substance, usually fluid, possessing little or no medicinal action, used as a medium for active remedies. 10. Painting. a liquid, as oil, in which a pigment is mixed before being applied to a surface.


"There can be vehicle makers."
"There can be vehicle productions."
"There can be vehicle exports."
"There can be vehicle outputs."
"There can be vehicle markets."
"There can be vehicle manufacturers."
"There can be vehicle registrations."
"There can be vehicle demands."
"There can be vehicle divisions."
"There can be vehicle industries."
"There can be vehicle deliveries."
"There can be vehicle plants."
"There can be vehicle parts."
"There can be vehicle units."
"There can be vehicle models."
"There can be vehicle emissions."
"There can be vehicle components."
"There can be vehicle thefts."
"There can be vehicle owners."
"There can be vehicle assemblies."
"vehicles can route counties in people."
"vehicles can underpin rises as economies."
"vehicles can take parts in demonstrations."
"vehicles can take over francs in cleanups."
"vehicles can make profits in/at/on years."
"vehicles can carry supporters from rallies."
"vehicles can unleash teargases at students."
"vehicles can turn compounds down streets."
"vehicles can turn on sides on roads."
"vehicles can turn on sides in people/places/organizations."
"vehicles can traverse motorways between people/places/organizations."
"vehicles can take people to talks."
"vehicles can suspect people of things."
"vehicles can stop ats opposite ends."
"vehicles can stay things in/at/on years."
"vehicles can stay things with organizations."
"vehicles can spray gases from nozzles."
"vehicles can shuttle services by goodses."
"vehicles can show rises from levels."
"vehicles can return continuings to places."

Early 17th century: from French véhicule or Latin vehiculum, from vehere ‘carry’.

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