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  1. ve·hi·cle
    IPA[ˈvēək(ə)l]
  2. noun

    • 1. a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart:

      the vehicle was sent skidding across the road a heavy goods vehicle
      Synonym : automobile, motor vehicle, motorized vehicle, means of transport, conveyance, machine, wheels, heap, crate, jalopy, auto, hooptie
    • 2. a thing used to express, embody, or fulfill something:

      I use paint as a vehicle for my ideas
    • 3. a substance that facilitates the use of a drug, pigment, or other material mixed with it:

      casein was used as a vehicle for pigments by the medieval painters
    • 4. the figurative language used in a metaphor, as distinct from the metaphor's subject.

    • 5. a movie, television program, song, etc., that is intended to display the leading performer to the best advantage:

      a vehicle for a star who was one of Hollywood's hottest properties
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: vehicle, plural noun: vehicles

    • noun

      a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, lorry, or cart:

      a thing used to express, embody, or fulfil something:

    • noun

      a large car, typically seating six or more, that is capable of being driven off-road:
    • noun

      a vehicle used for carrying goods or fare-paying passengers.
    • noun

      a road vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine; an automobile.
    • noun

      a rocket-powered vehicle used to send artificial satellites or spacecraft into space.
    • noun

      a truck with low sides designed for carrying small loads.
    • noun

      a spacecraft.
    • noun

      a road vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine.
    • noun

      a truck with low sides designed for carrying small loads.
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