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vehicle

noun uk   us   /ˈviː.ɪ.kl̩/

vehicle noun (MACHINE)

B1 [C] formal a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods on land, especially on roads: A truck driver died last night when his vehicle overturned. Road vehicles include cars, 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 for increased cooperation between the member states. [C usually singular] a show, film, exhibition, etc. that is used to show the special skills or qualities of one particular performer or artist: The play seems to be little more than a vehicle for its director and star.
vehicular
adjective uk   /vɪˈhɪk.jʊ.lər/  us   /viːˈhɪk.jʊ.lɚ/ formal
The house has no vehicular access but can be reached by a short walk across the fields.
Translations of “vehicle”
in Arabic عَرَبة, مَركَبة…
in Korean 차량, 탈것…
in Malaysian kenderaan…
in French véhicule…
in Turkish araç, vasıta, taşıt…
in Italian veicolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, (陸上)交通工具, 車輛…
in Russian транспортное средство…
in Polish pojazd…
in Vietnamese xe cộ…
in Spanish vehículo…
in Portuguese veículo…
in Thai ยานพาหนะ…
in German das Fahrzeug…
in Catalan vehicle…
in Japanese (陸上の)乗り物, 車両…
in Indonesian kendaraan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, (陆上)交通工具, 车辆…
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