vehicle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vehicle a conveyance that transports people or objects
    • n vehicle a medium for the expression or achievement of something "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"
    • n vehicle 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
    • n vehicle any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette
    • Vehicle (Chem) A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.
    • Vehicle (Pharm) A substance in which medicine is taken.
    • Vehicle (Paint) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.
    • Vehicle That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.
    • Vehicle That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy. "A simple style forms the best vehicle of thought to a popular assembly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Car wash attendants in San Francisco, California may not use old pairs of underware to wash or dry vehicles.
    • n vehicle In chem., a liquid used to carry sensitive salts for coating glass or paper for use in photography.
    • n vehicle Any carriage moving on land, either on wheels or on runners; a conveyance.
    • n vehicle That which is used as an instrument of conveyance, transmission, or communication.
    • n vehicle Specifically— In pharmacy, a substance, usually fluid, possessing little or no medicinal action, used as a medium for the administration of active remedies; an excipient.
    • n vehicle In painting, any liquid, whether water, as in water-color painting, or oil, as in oil-color painting, which is used to render colors, varnishes, etc., manageable and fit for use.
    • n vehicle One of two enduements, the one more spiritual than the other, with which the soul is clothed, according to the Platonists. One corresponds to vital power, the other to spirit.
    • vehicle To convey in or apply or impart by means of a vehicle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a moose from a flying vehicle.
    • n Vehicle vē′hi-kl any kind of carriage or conveyance: that which is used to convey: :
    • n Vehicle vē′hi-kl (med.) a substance in which a medicine is taken
    • n Vehicle vē′hi-kl (paint.) a liquid used to render colours, varnishes, &c. fit for use
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Quotations

  • Sir Humphrey Davy
    Sir Humphrey Davy
    “Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.”
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    “Language is an archeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vehiculum, fr. vehere, to carry; akin to E. way, wain,. See Way (n.), and cf. Convex Inveigh Veil Vex
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vehiculumvehĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

At half-past ten a number of vehicles had been gathered by the landlord for the use of his guests.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
In fact it is the vehicle of their light, and without it they could not be seen.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
There were several officers standing at the corner, near our house, who were very much amused at our vehicle.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
When he returned, he solemnly gave his well-worn vehicle to an earnest boy still in high school.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
And you'll use those vehicles any time you're in areas where they can be supplied and maintained.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
A stage is the best vehicle to convey your guests to the playhouse.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Had he followed the vehicle?
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The third portion is the Desire Body, so called because man's feeling and passional nature finds in this its special vehicle.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The vehicle seemed to halt at Wat Webster's door.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
Long before we reached the latter place droves of people of both sexes, in all sorts of vehicles, on horse back, and afoot, passed us.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
The vehicle creaked on.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
While I was thus engaged, I heard a vehicle drive up to the door.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
In all likelihood, the vehicle had been coming up behind the others?
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Around the vehicle was gathered a crowd of boys.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
The rickety old vehicle started off.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
The question of what painters call the vehicle for colour was always of immense importance.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
I'm in support, in the vehicle maintenance section.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Quick of eye and keen of hearing, they keep unceasing watch on all public vehicles.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
Bradley Connel and Ruiz were following in their own vehicle.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
With astonishing bravado, the flimsy little vehicles, one behind another, came parading onto the wreck-strewn slope.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy
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In poetry:

Dusty vehicles together;
Darkies with the horses near
Tied to trees; the atmosphere
Redolent of bark and leather.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
GENERAL, YOUR TANK IS A POWERFUL VEHICLE
It smashes down forests and crushes a hundred men.
But it has one defect:
It needs a driver.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
"Thus neither the praise nor the blame is our own,
No room for a sneer, much less a cachinnus;
We are vehicles, not of tobacco alone,
But of anything else they may choose to put in us."
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper
Wonderful vehicle, you'll admit,
With not one flaw in the whole of it;
As long as I had it, I declare
I hadn't one cent to pay for repair,
It couldn't break down because, you see,
It was such a logical symphony.
"The Twenty Hoss-Power Shay" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Shots fired at vehicle, vehicle crashes into tree.
Police say the woman's vehicle became stuck on a rural road, but that her body was not found near the vehicle.
Troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol are investigating the circumstances of a two vehicle crash that involved a Myrtle Beach police cadet in a department vehicle.
Police say the thieves will park their vehicle in the street, slide under a parked vehicle, and cut off the air pollution control devices.
Chapman 's Black Friday promotion includes a vast selection of new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram vehicles and hundreds of used vehicles.
Through a new partnership with Chrysler Group LLC, members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors —National Association are now eligible for discounts on vehicle purchases and additional savings on vehicle enhancements and maintenance.
Through a new partnership with Chrysler Group LLC, members of the Plumbing-Heating- Cooling Contractors—National Association are now eligible for discounts on vehicle purchases and additional savings on vehicle enhancements and maintenance.
DETROIT — Police say a wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on an interstate in Detroit, killing the driver of the other vehicle.
Marcus Beach said the police department received about 15 calls of vehicle windows being broken and vehicle burglaries Monday.
Through a new partnership with Chrysler Group LLC, members of the Plumbing- Heating -Cooling Contractors—National Association are now eligible for discounts on vehicle purchases and additional savings on vehicle enhancements and maintenance.
A new test developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that not all luxury vehicles are safe vehicles in certain crashes.
Thailand's vehicle production hit a record high level in October, while vehicle exports also surged significantly due to a low base of comparison from last year, the Federation of Thai Industries said Friday.
A prisoner managed to steal the vehicle in which she was being transported in Effingham and lead law enforcement authorities on a chase until she crashed the vehicle at Vandalia.
Vehicle Code § 9951) requiring manufacturers to disclose to customers whether event data recorders or & quot ;black boxes& quot ; are installed in vehicles.
The system raises vehicles 14, while a 10-degree angle of approach provides clearance for low vehicles without scraping the nose or spoiler.
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In science:

The CarSim system uses a simplified model of these vehicle parts.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
From now on, vehicles will be called vehicleB and vehicleA respectively.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The roles played by the vehicles in each collision are also given.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The initial directions of the vehicles are only known relatively to each other.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
As we do not extract the initial directions of the vehicles, these three cases are the only possible ones.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Otherwise, the system checks whether the sub ject of the verb is strictly identical (string comparison) to one vehicle’s id.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Add a part to the tra jectory so that the final result will be a tra jectory that leads the vehicle to the point of collision.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
In this figure, column 2 contains a pattern representing the class ‘vehicle’.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
In the SP system, any network or hierarchy can be represented using connections between patterns like the connection between ‘engine’ and ‘vehicle’ in Figure 5 (columns 3 and 2).
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
In this section, we prove the following theorem which is the main vehicle in the article.
On fractional Brownian motion limits in one dimensional nearest-neighbor symmetric simple exclusion
The transference vehicle for the present framework will be a one-parameter group (under composition of mappings) P ≡ {ψt : t ∈ R} consisting of invertible measure-preserving point transformations of (X, σ)–thus, for all x ∈ X , all s ∈ R, and all t ∈ R, ψs+t (x) = ψs (ψt (x)).
{Spaces of Infinite Measure and Pointwise Convergence of the Bilinear Hilbert and Ergodic Averages Defined by $L^{p}$-Isometries
Toshiya Okabe Takayuki Shizuno Tsutomu Kitamura., “Wireless LAN Access Network System for Moving Vehicles”, Proceedings of ISCC 2005, June 2005, pp: 211 – 216. C.
Fast Dual-Radio Cross-Layer Handoffs in Multi-Hop Infrastructure-mode 802.11 Wireless Networks for In-Vehicle Multimedia Infotainment
Suppose it consists of an unknown number of vehicles.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
The question to be answered is the observability of Vehicle 1 if the locations of Vehicle 2 and 3 can be measured.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
We would like to emphasize that the control input of Vehicle 1 is unknown because its input is determined by its cooperative relationships with other vehicles or agents, which is not given.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
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