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Definitions and Synonyms of vehicle | Another word for vehicle | What is vehicle?

Definition 1: a conveyance that transports people or objects - [noun denoting artifact]

(vehicle is a kind of ...) something that serves as a means of transportation

(... is a kind of vehicle ) a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged

(... is a kind of vehicle ) vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements

(... is a kind of vehicle ) a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

(... is a kind of vehicle ) a vehicle resembling a bicycle but having skis instead of wheels; the rider wears short skis for balancing

(... is a kind of vehicle ) any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

(... is a kind of vehicle ) vehicle used by the armed forces

(... is a kind of vehicle ) a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

(... is a kind of vehicle ) a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

"the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

(vehicle is a part of ...) protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.

Definition 2: a medium for the expression or achievement of something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where vehicle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views
  • a congregation is a vehicle of group identity
  • the play was just a vehicle to display her talents

(vehicle is a kind of ...) a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

Definition 3: any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for vehicle in the sense of this definition

(vehicle is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 4: any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it - [noun denoting substance]

(vehicle is a kind of ...) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

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