US: /ˈvihɪkəɫ/, /ˈviɪkəɫ/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- 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
- xe, xe cộ
- ngoại động từ
- chuyển chở bằng xe
Advanced English dictionary
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.
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.
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.
VERB + VEHICLE
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.
Sniffer dogs were brought in to follow the men after they abandoned the vehicle in a ditch.
VEHICLE + VERB
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
VEHICLE + NOUN
tighter controls on vehicle emissions
2 sth used for communicating ideas/achieving sth
excellent, ideal, perfect | important, main, major
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