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Meaning of “vehicle” in the English Dictionary

"vehicle" in British English

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vehiclenoun

uk   us   /ˈviː.ɪ.kl̩/
  • vehicle noun (MACHINE)

B1 [C] formal a ​machine, usually with ​wheels and an ​engine, used for ​transportingpeople or ​goods on ​land, ​especially on ​roads: A ​truckdriverdied last ​night when his vehicle ​overturned. Road vehicles ​includecars, ​buses, and ​trucks. Tractors are farm vehicles. The ​number of ​thefts of motor vehicles ​rose by a third last ​year.

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  • vehicle noun (METHOD)

C2 [C usually singular] a way of ​achieving, ​producing, or ​expressing something: The ​conference was ​seen as an ​ideal vehicle forincreasedcooperation between the ​memberstates. [C usually singular] a show, ​film, exhibition, etc. that is used to show the ​specialskills or ​qualities of one ​particularperformer or ​artist: The ​playseems to be little more than a vehicle for ​itsdirector and ​star.
vehicular
adjective /viˈɪk.jʊ.lər/  us   /viːˈhɪk.jʊ.lɚ/ formal
The ​house has no vehicular ​access but can be ​reached by a ​shortwalkacross the ​fields.
(Definition of vehicle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vehicle" in American English

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vehiclenoun

 /ˈvi·ɪ·kəl, -hɪ·kəl/
  • vehicle noun (MACHINE)

[C] something used to ​transportpeople or ​goods, esp. something used on ​land or ​roads: an ​underwater vehicle The ​snowstranded hundreds of vehicles on an ​interstatehighway.
  • vehicle noun (WAY)

[C usually sing] a way of ​achieving something: Many say Morse ​code is an ​outdated vehicle for ​communication in today's ​high-techworld. She used her ​celebritystatus as a vehicle to ​run for ​politicaloffice.
vehicular
adjective [not gradable]  us   /viˈhɪk·jə·lər/
Pedestrian and vehicular ​traffic in the ​neighborhood have both ​increased.
(Definition of vehicle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vehicle" in Business English

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vehiclenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈviːɪkl/
TRANSPORT a ​car, bus, ​truck, etc.: The tollways are used ​daily by 1.3 million vehicles.a commercial/domestic/recreational vehicle Domestic vehicle ​sales will remain ​strong for a while.
something that can be used as a way of ​achieving, ​producing, or ​expressing something: a vehicle for sth Strong ​leadership was seen as the ​major vehicle for ​bringing about ​successfulchange.
FINANCE a ​type of ​investment: a savings/investment vehicle The ​company has announced the ​launch of new ​internetinvestment vehicles for Asia, ​Europe, and Latin America. In the future we'll see new vehicles and new ways of ​producing the ​money that you need.
(Definition of vehicle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vehicle”
in Korean 차량, 탈것…
in Arabic عَرَبة, مَركَبة…
in Malaysian kenderaan…
in French véhicule…
in Russian транспортное средство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, (陸上)交通工具, 車輛…
in Italian veicolo…
in Turkish araç, vasıta, taşıt…
in Polish pojazd…
in Spanish vehículo…
in Vietnamese xe cộ…
in Portuguese veículo…
in Thai ยานพาหนะ…
in German das Fahrzeug…
in Catalan vehicle…
in Japanese (陸上の)乗り物, 車両…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, (陆上)交通工具, 车辆…
in Indonesian kendaraan…
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“vehicle” in British English

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