vehicle
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈviː.ɪ.kəl/, /ˈvɪə.kəl/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈvi.ə.kəl/, /ˈviˌ(h)ɪ.kəl/
  • (AU) IPA: /ˈvɪː(ə).kəl/
Noun

vehicle (plural vehicles)

  1. A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
  2. A medium for expression of talent or views.
  3. A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
  4. (pharmaceuticals) The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.
  5. An entity to achieve an end.
  6. (Buddhism) A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.
  7. (Hinduism) An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits
Synonyms
  • (Hinduism) vahan
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