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vehicle

EN[viːəkl̩]
US
WVehicle
  • A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a mobile machine that transports people or cargo.
  • Land vehicles are classified broadly by what is used to apply steering and drive forces against the ground: wheeled, tracked, railed or skied.
  • ^ "vehicle, n.", OED Online, Oxford University Press, November 2010
  • ^ Halsey, William D. (Editorial Director): MacMillan Contemporary Dictionary, page 1106. MacMillan Publishing, 1979. ISBN 0-02-080780-5
  • ^ ISO 3833:1977 Road vehicles – Types – Terms and definitions Webstore.anis.org
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    Definition of vehicle in English Dictionary

  • NounPLvehiclesSUF-icle
    1. A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
      1. But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
    2. A medium for expression of talent or views.
      1. A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
        1. (pharmaceuticals) The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.
          1. An entity to achieve an end.
            1. In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
          2. (Buddhism) A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.
            1. (Hinduism) An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The inn also offers adventure packages, including ziplining and a truck safari, where a military vehicle chugs up the side of a muddy mountain.
                • A dour turning in this era of ultrasecurity has motor vehicle officials in four states banning open-faced smiles on photo identification licenses.
                • A high or sharp breakover tends to cause wheeled vehicles to high center (hang up on the frame midway between the axles).
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Vibration in this frequency range is characteristic of nauseogenic vehicles.
                • If you are buying a new car, you might want to look into getting a hybrid or other high-efficiency vehicle.
                • [ … ] Ms. Goodman, who was driving, overcorrected after passing a slow-moving vehicle.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. en vehicles
              2. en vehicled
              3. en vehiclelike
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of vehicle for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "vehicle" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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