Vehicle vs. Automobile

By Jaxson

  • Vehicle

    A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo. Vehicles include wagons, bicycles, motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses), railed vehicles (trains, trams), watercraft (ships, boats), amphibious vehicles (screw-propelled vehicle, hovercraft), aircraft (airplanes, helicopters) and spacecraft.Land vehicles are classified broadly by what is used to apply steering and drive forces against the ground: wheeled, tracked, railed or skied. ISO 3833-1977 is the standard, also internationally used in legislation, for road vehicles types, terms and definitions.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A medium for expression of talent or views.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).

  • Vehicle (noun)

    The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    An entity to achieve an end.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits

  • Automobile (noun)

    A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.

  • Automobile (verb)

    To travel by automobile.

  • Automobile (adjective)

    Self-moving; self-propelled.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, lorry, or cart

    “the vehicle was sent skidding across the road”

    “a heavy goods vehicle”

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a thing used to express, embody, or fulfil something

    “I use paint as a vehicle for my ideas”

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a substance that facilitates the use of a drug, pigment, or other material mixed with it

    “casein was used as a vehicle for pigments by the medieval painters”

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a film, television programme, song, etc. that is intended to display the leading performer to the best advantage

    “a vehicle for a star who was one of Hollywood’s hottest properties”

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a privately controlled company through which an individual or organization conducts a particular kind of business, especially investment.

Oxford Dictionary

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