US: /ˈvihɪkəɫ/, /ˈviɪkəɫ/
UK: /vˈi‍əkə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vehicle /'vi:ikl/
  • danh từ
    • xe, xe cộ
      • to travel by a vehicle: đi du lịch bằng xe
    • (nghĩa bóng) vật truyền, phương tiện truyền bá
      • to use the press as a vehicle for one's political opinions: dùng báo chí làm phương tiện truyền bá chính kiến của mình
    • (dược học) tá dược lỏng
    • ngoại động từ
      • chuyển chở bằng xe

    Advanced English dictionary

    + noun
    1 (rather formal) a thing that is used for transporting people or goods from one place to another, such as a car or lorry/truck: motor vehicles (= cars, buses, lorries / trucks, etc.) + Are you the driver of this vehicle? + rows of parked vehicles
    2 ~ (for sth) something that can be used to express your ideas or feelings or as a way of achieving sth: Art may be used as a vehicle for propaganda. + The play is an ideal vehicle for her talents.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 conveyance:
    The police report that two vehicles were damaged in the crash.
    2 means, channel, mechanism, carrier, conduit, agency, instrument:
    Water is the vehicle used in many sprays.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 used for transporting people or things


    moving, oncoming, passing
    She was blinded by the lights from an oncoming vehicle.
    | parked, stationary
    The bus crashed into a stationary vehicle.
    | unattended | stolen
    The thieves escaped in a stolen vehicle.
    | horse-drawn, motor | electric, diesel, petrol/petrol-driven | wheeled
    The city centre is off-limits to wheeled vehicles.
    | road | four-wheel-drive | all-terrain, off-road | vintage | private | commercial, delivery, (heavy) goods | emergency | police | armoured, military


    The president's car was being followed by a convoy of vehicles.


    own | hire
    Hire a four-wheel-drive vehicle?there are lots of spots to discover off the beaten track.
    | drive | park | impound, tow away
    The vehicle was impounded as part of the police investigation.
    | abandon
    Sniffer dogs were brought in to follow the men after they abandoned the vehicle in a ditch.


    An eyewitness said, ‘We saw loads of smoke, and then the emergency vehicles arrived.’
    | break down | collide, crash (into sth)
    Two drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided near Thirsk.
    | run on sth
    vehicles running on lead-free petrol


    tighter controls on vehicle emissions
    | manufacture

    2 sth used for communicating ideas/achieving sth


    excellent, ideal, perfect | important, main, major


    ~ for
    The play is a perfect vehicle for her talents.
    | ~ of
    The Students' Union is the main vehicle of communication for students in the college.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a conveyance that transports people or objects
    +a medium for the expression or achievement of something
    +a substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
    +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