Meaning of VEHICLE in English

/ ˈviːəkl; NAmE ; NAmE also ˈviːhɪkl/ noun


(rather formal ) a thing that is used for transporting people or goods from one place to another, such as a car or lorry / truck :

motor vehicles (= cars, buses, lorries / trucks, etc.)

Are you the driver of this vehicle?

rows of parked vehicles


vehicle (for sth) something that can be used to express your ideas or feelings or as a way of achieving sth :

Art may be used as a vehicle for propaganda.

The play is an ideal vehicle for her talents.



early 17th cent.: from French véhicule or Latin vehiculum , from vehere carry.

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