Word family noun vehicle adjective vehicular
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvehicleve‧hi‧cle /ˈviːɪkəl/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL noun [countable] 1 formal a machine with an engine that is used to take people or things from one place to another, such as a car, bus, or truckmotor vehicle a description of the stolen vehicle Have you locked your vehicle?2 WAY/METHOD[usually singular] formal something you use to express and spread your ideas, opinions etc SYN mediumvehicle for The 1936 Olympics were used as a vehicle for Nazi propaganda. ‘Eastern Eye’ is an important vehicle for Black British opinion.3 [usually singular] a film, television programme etc that is made to gain public attention for one of the people in itvehicle for This is the perfect vehicle for Fleming to make his triumphant return to the stage. MGM made the film as a star vehicle for Brando.
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vehicleOnly 373,804 vehicles were sold despite a massive £50million ad blitz by the industry.the use of TV soap operas as a vehicle for spreading public informationThe crew had been busy running cargo and vehicles on a waterborne Main Supply Route until just after midnight.Members have been asked to hand in their guns, grenade throwers, anti-aircraft guns and armoured vehicles.Every road is blocked, every emergency vehicle trapped or wrecked, every hospital destroyed.The secret ballot was an important vehicle for freer elections.Smoking is allowed only inside vehicles, and the smokes must be extinguished inside those vehicles.a motor vehiclevehicle forDrawing, like writing, can be a vehicle for exploring your vehicleImpressive as it is, however, Dame Edna's show is no more or less than a star vehicle.They demand a collective ethic and a shared ideal; instead they are often treated as large-stage star vehicles.This is not your typical star vehicle.
From King Business Dictionaryvehicleve‧hi‧cle /ˈviːɪkəl/ noun [countable]1formal a vehicle for (doing) something something used as a way of achieving a particular resultThe subsidiary is expected to become the primarygrowth vehicle for the company.Corporations are more efficient vehicles for reinvestment than partnerships.2a particular type of investmentMutual funds are an appropriate vehicle for investors who don’t want to lock their money up.Analysts see the stock market as the investment vehicle of choice this year.3a car, bus etc commercial vehicle goods vehicle heavy goods vehicle large goods vehicle public service vehicleOrigin vehicle (1600-1700) French véhicule, from Latin vehiculum, from vehere to carry