A vehicle gets you or your stuff where it needs to go. Even though the grocery store is only a few block away, you'll probably want to use a vehicle to get there, so you won't have to carry your groceries all the way home.

A vehicle is anything that transports a person or thing, usually a car. But a vehicle can be a truck, a plane, a bus, a blimp or even a shopping cart, anything that transports people or things. Vehicle is also often used in the sense of a medium of expression. For example, if you're an artist, your art is the vehicle for your creative ideas. Some people believe that bread is just a vehicle for mayonnaise.

Definitions of vehicle

n a conveyance that transports people or objects

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United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
H.M.S. Bounty
a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
USS Cole
a United States destroyer
Old Ironsides
a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
Graf Zeppelin
a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
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Dodgem, bumper car
a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
military vehicle
vehicle used by the armed forces
projectile, rocket
any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
a vehicle resembling a bicycle but having skis instead of wheels; the rider wears short skis for balancing
sled, sledge, sleigh
a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
road roller, steamroller
vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
a vehicle that can fly
baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, go-cart, perambulator, pram, pushchair, pusher, stroller
a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bob, bobsled, bobsleigh
a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
bobsled, bobsleigh
formerly two short sleds coupled together
any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable
a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition
car, railcar, railroad car, railway car
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
dog sled, dog sleigh, dogsled
a sled pulled by dogs
half track
a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military
cart, go-cart, handcart, pushcart
wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
horse-drawn vehicle
a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
ground-effect machine, hovercraft
a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
Hum-Vee, Humvee
a high mobility, multipurpose, military vehicle with four-wheel drive
landing craft
naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
a racing sled for one or two people
a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
motor scooter, scooter
a wheeled vehicle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
multistage rocket, step rocket
a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
personnel carrier
a military vehicle (usually armored) for transporting military personnel and their equipment
a vehicle performing sentinel duty
a one-horse sleigh consisting of a box on runners
reconnaissance vehicle, scout car
fast armored military vehicle with four-wheel drive and open top
rolling stock
collection of wheeled vehicles owned by a railroad or motor carrier
child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
self-propelled vehicle
a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft
a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle, army tank, tank
an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket
a rocket fired for test purposes
a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front
house trailer, trailer
a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
tricycle, trike, velocipede
a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals
troop carrier, troop transport
any land or sea or air vehicle designed to carry troops
monocycle, unicycle
a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
vessel, watercraft
a craft designed for water transportation
waggon, wagon
any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
coaster wagon, wagon
a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
military plane, warplane
an aircraft designed and used for combat
combat ship, war vessel, warship
a government ship that is available for waging war
weapons carrier
military vehicle that is a light truck designed to carry mortars or machine guns and their crews
welcome wagon
a wheeled vehicle carrying information and gifts from local merchants for new residents in an area
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conveyance, transport
something that serves as a means of transportation

n any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it

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a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

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”
“the play was just a vehicle to display her talents”
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a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

n 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

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object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

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