What is vehicle?

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: fomite
    See also — Additional definitions below

Vehicle

A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a mobile machine that is designed or used to transport passengers or cargo. Most often vehicles are manufactured, such as bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats and aircraft.

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Some articles on vehicle:

Vahana - Symbolism
... In Hindu iconography, positive aspects of the vehicle are often emblematic of the deity that it carries ... Nandi the bull, vehicle of Shiva, represents strength and virility ... Parvani the peacock, vehicle of Skanda, represents splendor and majesty ...
Ringing
... the sound of a telephone bell Ringing, (vehicle), the illegal practice of stealing a vehicle and replacing its identification number with that of ...
Vehicle - Safety
... Several different metrics used to compare and evaluate the safety of different vehicles ... The main three are deaths per billion passenger-journeys, deaths per billion passenger-hours and deaths per billion passenger-kilometers ...
Escort - Protection
... An Escort vehicle, a vehicle that escorts oversize trucks or large vehicle convoys on highways ...
Reusable Launch System - Reusability Concepts - R&D
... The research development costs of reusable vehicle are expected to be higher, because making a vehicle reusable implies making it robust enough to survive more than ... These extra costs must be recouped and this pushes up the average cost of the vehicle ...

More definitions of "vehicle":

  • (noun): A medium for the expression or achievement of something.
    Example: "His editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
  • (noun): A conveyance that transports people or objects.

Famous quotes containing the word vehicle:

    If you would learn to write, ‘t is in the street you must learn it. Both for the vehicle and for the aims of fine arts you must frequent the public square. The people, and not the college, is the writer’s home.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Language is an archeological vehicle ... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
    Russell Hoban (b. 1925)

    If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.
    John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)