vehicle Definition

  • 1a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods on land, especially on roads
  • 2a way of achieving, expressing, or doing something

Using vehicle: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vehicle" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The streets were filled with vehicles of all kinds.

  • Example

    The company uses hybrid vehicles to reduce emissions.

  • Example

    Language is a vehicle for communication.

  • Example

    Art can be a vehicle for social change.

vehicle Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for vehicle

Idioms Using vehicle

  • to obtain a means of transportation


    I need to get a vehicle before I can start my new job.

  • a means or method of bringing about social or political change


    The organization sees art as a powerful vehicle for change.

  • a chance or opportunity that arises from a particular situation or circumstance


    The conference was a great vehicle of opportunity for networking and making new connections.

Phrases with vehicle

  • a road vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine or an electric motor


    He was fined for driving a motor vehicle without a license.

  • a vehicle used for transporting goods or paying passengers, such as a truck, van, or bus


    The new regulations require commercial vehicles to meet higher safety standards.

  • a means or medium through which one can express oneself, such as writing, music, or art


    Poetry has long been a vehicle of expression for marginalized voices.

Origins of vehicle

from Latin 'vehiculum', meaning 'means of transport'


Summary: vehicle in Brief

A 'vehicle' [ˈviː.ɪ.kəl] is a machine used for transporting people or goods on land, such as a car or truck. It can also refer to a means of achieving or expressing something, like language or art. Phrases like 'motor vehicle' and 'commercial vehicle' specify types of vehicles, while idioms like 'get a vehicle' and 'vehicle for change' use the term metaphorically.

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