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 holonym||dashboard, splashboard, splasher|
|2.||vehicle (communication) a medium for the expression or achievement of something|
|Samples||His 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.
|3.||vehicle (substance) any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it|
|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|