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Definition of "vehicle" []

  • A device or structure for transporting persons or things; a conveyance: a space vehicle. (noun)
  • A self-propelled conveyance that runs on tires; a motor vehicle. (noun)
  • A medium through which something is transmitted, expressed, or accomplished: His novels are a vehicle for his political views. (noun)
  • The concrete or specific word or phrase that is applied to the tenor of a metaphor and gives the metaphor its figurative power, as walking shadow in "Life's but a walking shadow” ( Shakespeare). (noun)
  • A play, role, or piece of music used to display the special talents of one performer or company. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vehicle" in a sentence
  • "My main vehicle is the Montero SUV, I intend to sell the u-haul for cheap in Cozumel and keep my Montero."
  • "Dawkins also introduced the term vehicle, which he defines as"
  • "Vin numbers 1-4 signify that the vehicle is a car built at least ten years ago and not a truck."