vehicle

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 truck
a description of the stolen vehicle
Have you locked your vehicle?
2.) formal something you use to express and spread your ideas, opinions etc
= ↑medium vehicle for
The 1936 Olympics were used as a vehicle for Nazi propaganda.
'Eastern Eye' is an important vehicle for Black British opinion.
3.) a film, television programme etc that is made to gain public attention for one of the people in it
vehicle for
This is the perfect vehicle for Fleming to make his triumphant return to the stage.
MGM made the film as a star vehicle for Brando.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • vehicle — *mean, instrument, instrumentality, agent, agency, medium, organ, channel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • 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

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