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Definitions of vehicle

  1. 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"
  2. a conveyance that transports people or objects
  3. 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
  4. Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.
  5. Vehicular.
  6. A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.
  7. 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.
  8. That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
  9. A substance in which medicine is taken.
  10. A carrier or inert medium used as a solvent ( or diluent) in which the medicinally active agent is formulated and or administered. ( Dictionary of Pharmacy, 1986)
  11. Any kind of conveyance, as a wagon, carriage, etc.; any means of carrying or conveying or communicating something; hence, a substance in which medicine is taken, a form of literary composition, etc.
  12. An excipient, a menstruum, a substance, usually without therapeutic action, used as a medium, to give bulk, for the administration of medicines.
  13. Substance with which a medicine is incorporated.
  14. Any kind of carriage or conveyance: that which is used to convey: ( med.) a substance in which a medicine is taken.
  15. A carriage; conveyance.
  16. A conveyance, as a carriage, wagon, car, or sled.
  17. Any kind of carriage moving on land, either on wheels or runners; that which is used as the instrument of conveyance; a substance in which medicine is taken; a medium or liquid with which pigments are applied.
  18. Any kind of carriage or conveyance; in med., a substance in which medicine is taken; that which is used as the instr. of conveyance or communication.
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Usage examples for vehicle

  1. Once, however, the lieutenant asked why he had come so far upon the ice in so strange a vehicle – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  2. Where can I get a horse and vehicle – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. " If you were to go before," said Miss Pross, " and stop the vehicle and horses from coming here, and were to wait somewhere for me; wouldn't that be best?" – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  4. They will know that with a vehicle we must keep the road, and that as we cannot travel more than six miles an hour at the outside, we cannot attempt to escape by our speed. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  5. It was the second Storm vehicle to arrive that morning. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  6. The wheel is the great enemy of Nature, whether it be the wheel of a machine or of a vehicle – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham
  7. He looked back; no other vehicle of any description was in sight now. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  8. She sprang into the vehicle and Gordon promptly followed. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. You must always turn to the right when you meet a vehicle – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. Along came an officer who started to climb into the vehicle – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker
  11. Ten minutes before eight he might have been seen standing at the entrance to the station looking out anxiously for the vehicle – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  12. I was very glad that Krak was in another vehicle – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  13. The gloomy vehicle and its fainting burden followed close behind. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  14. As he stepped from the vehicle he looked round him, to endeavour to discover to what place he had been conveyed, and, by the glare of a torch which one of the under- gaolers held, it seemed to him that he was in a small court- yard, surrounded by lofty walls, and in front of a small door thickly studded with iron bolts. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Then he goes in and makes a brief explanation, kisses Cecil, and is off to the waiting vehicle into which he hands the old woman with the politeness he would show to a queen. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  16. Having crossed the bridge in safety we continued our journey in the new vehicle with fresh horses, and reached Grahamstown at four in the afternoon. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. As we slipped into the vehicle port, they recognized the Pequod's boat, and there was a rush after it. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  18. The next morning, instead of the public vehicle which Jeanne had engaged to call for her, her own coach and the gray horses she had best liked were driven to the door. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  19. Was the poetic form of the play the regular vehicle of dramatic expression? – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  20. " Your pack is heavy, Mr Spears, and we can easily find room on our waggon for it," he said, and taking off the pack, he secured it to the vehicle which they had just then overtaken. – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston
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