vehicle

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
  1. noun
    a conveyance that transports people or objects
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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
    craft
    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
    skibob
    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
    rover
    a vehicle for exploring rough terrain, especially a planet or another extraterrestrial body
    aircraft
    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
    boneshaker
    any wheeled vehicle that is dilapidated and uncomfortable
    caisson
    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
    luge
    a racing sled for one or two people
    missile
    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
    picket
    a vehicle performing sentinel duty
    pung
    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
    scooter
    child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
    self-propelled vehicle
    a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
    skateboard
    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
    technical
    a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
    research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket
    a rocket fired for test purposes
    toboggan
    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
  2. noun
    any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
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    substance
    a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
  3. noun
    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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    medium
    a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  4. noun
    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
    synonyms: fomite
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    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
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