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English noun: vehicle

1. vehicle (artifact) a conveyance that transports people or objects

Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transport

Narrower (hyponym)bumper car, craft, Dodgem, military vehicle, projectile, road roller, rocket, skibob, sled, sledge, sleigh, steamroller, wheeled vehicle

Part holonymdashboard, splashboard, splasher

2. vehicle (communication) a medium for the expression or achievement of something

SamplesHis editorials provided a vehicle for his political views.
A congregation is a vehicle of group identity.
The play was just a vehicle to display her talents.

Broader (hypernym)medium

3. vehicle (substance) any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it

Broader (hypernym)substance

4. vehicle (object) any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

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