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Vehicle meaning

vehicle - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.
  3. 3. A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.
  4. 4. That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.
  5. 5. That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
  6. 6. A substance in which medicine is taken.
  7. 7. A carriage; conveyance.

vehicle - examples of usage

  1. The wagon rolled on; the advance guard swept everything out of the way, scenery as well as stage- hands and actors, and to the vast astonishment of an audience of a couple of thousand people, the long string of rope- pullers marched across the stage, and after them came the canvas- covered vehicle with the red- painted letters, and the red- painted victim clinging to the top. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Therefore it must always mean the possessing of a body as a vehicle, by means of which to act upon that environment, and to receive the corresponding reaction from it. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. The road itself was rough in the extreme, scarcely allowing of the passage of a four- wheeled vehicle; indeed, our horses had in some places to pick their way, and rapid movement was impossible- unless at the risk of breaking the rider's neck, or his horse's knees. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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